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Novel Campaign to Test Live HIV Vaccine

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Science  22 Aug 1997:
Vol. 277, Issue 5329, pp. 1035
DOI: 10.1126/science.277.5329.1035

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Summary

An AIDS vaccine that has had more success in monkey experiments than any other approach has never been tested in humans. The reason: many researchers believe the vaccine, based on a weakened, or attenuated, live virus, would be too risky. Now, the little-known International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care, convinced that the potential benefits outweigh the risks, is conducting an unusual campaign to recruit "a few hundred" volunteers for a safety study of this approach that the group hopes to organize by the year 2000.

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