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.Adapted from:
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