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Kick-Starting the AIDS Vaccine Effort

Science  04 Dec 1998:
Vol. 282, Issue 5395, pp. 1791
DOI: 10.1126/science.282.5395.1791a

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The AIDS epidemic is showing no signs of slowing down (see main text), and most AIDS experts have concluded that only a vaccine can turn the tide. But progress on this front has been painfully slow. Last week, the New York-based International AIDS Vaccine Initiative announced that it will invest $9.1 million in two new vaccine preparations, in hopes of breaking this deadlock. The vaccines could be ready for preliminary human testing by next year.

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