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Kenya: Tests for An AIDS Vaccine

March 7, 2001

Researchers have launched tests of an AIDS vaccine based on research from a group of Nairobi prostitutes. One of the first volunteers for the tests on low-risk individuals was Dr. Pamela Mandela, a nose and throat specialist who noted, "With this step I am fighting back." The vaccine was developed after researchers came across a group of prostitutes in Nairobi's Majengo area who, despite repeated exposure to the virus, never contracted HIV.


Other CDC News for March 7, 2001

Primary Genotypic and Phenotypic HIV-1 Drug Resistance in Recent Seroconverters in Madrid

New Regimen: AIDS-Drug Price War Breaks Out in Africa, Goaded by Generics

AIDS Activists Win Skirmish in South Africa

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Poverty, Prejudice Hinder India's AIDS Fight
Kenya Says Will Import Cheap Generic AIDS Drugs

Kenya: Tests for An AIDS Vaccine

Bill Would Address HIV/AIDS Overseas

Heroin Seen Spreading to U.S. Suburbia
Teen Develops AIDS Education Project


Adapted from:
New York Times (www.nytimes.com)
03/07/01; P. A6


  
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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
 
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