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International effort to find AIDS vaccine for India

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 31 March 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:755
  1. Ganapati Mudur
  1. New Delhi

    India's health ministry and the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative have signed an agreement to accelerate efforts to develop and test an AIDS vaccine against HIV subtype C, the predominant strain in India.

    Under the agreement, the initiative—which was set up in 1996 with money from UNAIDS (the joint United Nations programme on HIV and AIDS), individual governments, and private foundations—will invest several million dollars in the development of an AIDS vaccine in India. It will be similar to the modified vaccinia Ankara vaccine against HIV designed by researchers at …

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