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Landmark HIV vaccine trial launched in SA

Posted by Health24 on 1 December 2016
History is being made in South Africa as a trial using the only vaccine in the world proven to offer some protection against HIV gets underway.

The vaccine is a modified version of a Thai vaccine that offered 31% protection to trial participants, and it is the only vaccine that has had any effect on HIV.

Scientists have been working for seven years to test the vaccine in a country with a high HIV rate to see whether it is robust enough to hold out, as HIV is not that prevalent in Thailand.

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