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AIDS vaccines tested in Thailand and Uganda

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7184.626d (Published 06 March 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:626
  1. Scott Gottlieb
  1. New York

    Researchers began the first African trial of an experimental AIDS vaccine and, separately, another group announced that it will soon begin a largescale efficacy test of a second vaccine in Thailand. Both trials are part of a worldwide effort to see if vaccines can prevent or reduce the rate of infection from HIV in the developing world.

    Officials at Pasteur Merieux Connaught, the vaccine unit of French drug manufacturer Rhône-Polenc Group, said they had initiated a small test of the company's ALVAC vaccine …

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