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some vaccine news - hope springs eternal
      #9137 - 09/03/00 03:03 AM

September 1 2000

MP is first to test Aids vaccine

MP yesterday became the first
person to take part in clinical
trials of an Aids vaccine that
scientists hope will save millions
of lives.

Evan Harris, a former GP who
speaks on health for the Lib
Dems, volunteered for the trial
and was accepted after a
rigorous screening process.
Seventeen other healthy people
with a low risk of catching the
Aids virus HIV are also taking part. The vaccine is being
tested for its safety and whether it can produce an immune
response to the virus.

The vaccine, developed at Oxford and Nairobi universities,
is the first to be specifically designed to target HIV-1, which
is killing millions of people in Africa. The aim is to stimulate
the body to produce killer T-cells fast enough to prevent
infection taking hold. If the first phase is successful the trials
will be repeated in Nairobi in six months' time.

Dr Harris said: "I am taking part in this trial as I believe that
finding an effective vaccine is our best hope to control this
devastating disease."

However, even if the experiment is successful a vaccine is
unlikely to be available for at least ten years.
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Re: some vaccine news - hope springs eternal new
      #18381 - 06/13/01 06:17 PM

oh goody...
that means that all the current HIVed ppl will die and those who come in 10 years will live.


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