New trial for HIV/AIDS vaccine

Dan Gorenstein Nov 30, 2016
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A clinic official in Bangkok, Thailand displays a small bottle containing the AIDSVAX B/E vaccine back in 2002. A new HIV/AIDS trial will be administered in South Africa today. Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

New trial for HIV/AIDS vaccine

Dan Gorenstein Nov 30, 2016
A clinic official in Bangkok, Thailand displays a small bottle containing the AIDSVAX B/E vaccine back in 2002. A new HIV/AIDS trial will be administered in South Africa today. Paula Bronstein/Getty Images
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Today one of the most closely watched drug trials on the planet gets going.

Scientists, drug makers, philanthropists and the governments of the U.S. and South Africa are launching a new HIV/AIDS vaccine trial. Many researchers are cautiously optimistic it could lead to a viable vaccine.

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