§ Lord Mason of Barnsley
asked Her Majesty's Government:
To what extent government-sponsored research into the treatment and cure of AIDS involves the use of animals.
§ Baroness Cumberlege
Government sponsored research into the treatment of HIV and AIDS is directed at clinical trials in humans. The first United Kingdom HIV vaccine is currently the subject of a human trial in the UK. Results from research in animal models have been an essential prerequisite to this trial. Research in animals is carried out according to strict legal and ethical standards.