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HIV prevention gets £220m research fund

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a2466 (Published 12 November 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a2466
  1. Helen Macdonald
  1. 1BMJ

    The UK government has announced a £220m (€270m; $350m) research fund to develop technologies for the prevention of HIV, to help stop the worldwide epidemic spiralling “out of control.”

    The fund will be used to develop products for neglected tropical diseases, including tuberculosis and malaria, as well as drugs, vaccines, and microbicides for HIV.

    The fund was announced at a conference in London on ways to accelerate preventive strategies for HIV infection.

    At the conference, Gareth Thomas, the United Kingdom’s development minister, quoted figures from Thailand’s AIDS programme, showing that $1 spent in the 1990s on …

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