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Nigeria Orders Tests on Local Cure for HIV Virus

February 16, 2001

The legal battle between Nigerian scientist Jeremiah Abalaka and the Health Ministry over the ban on using his HIV vaccine is continuing with a directive from the Nigerian parliament ordering clinical trials of the drug. The tests are set to begin within the next few months. Abalaka had sued the government after it banned the vaccine he developed last year.


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TB Patient Appeals for Release: Judge Richard Boylston Put Other Action on Hold Until the Appeal Court Rules

Tuberculosis Rise in Britain Linked to Immigration
Hep-C Plagues Cons: 75 percent of Females Infected at Edmonton Institution for Women

Many HIV Patients Report Use of Alternative Meds

World Bank Warns of AIDS Increase in Cameroon

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Study: HAART Less Costly Than Treatment for AIDS


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Excerpted from:
Reuters (www.reuters.com)
02/15/01




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