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India Prepares to Join U.S., World Teams

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Science  20 Nov 1998:
Vol. 282, Issue 5393, pp. 1394-1395
DOI: 10.1126/science.282.5393.1394a

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NEW DELHI-- India is drawing up plans to participate in global efforts to develop and test vaccines against AIDS. The decision, made at the end of a meeting here earlier this month of AIDS scientists and government officials from India and the United States, represents a major step for a country traditionally very sensitive about its status in international medical research projects. But Indian officials say it will likely take a few years to decide how to marshal the country's R&D resources and link them with ongoing activities around the world.