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Experts urge fast-track of HIV vaccine

  • WRITER: AFP

Health experts on Thursday called for trials of an HIV vaccine under development in Thailand to be hastened following recent setbacks in other efforts to end the Aids epidemic.

Initial test results of the RV144 vaccine - jointly developed by US military researchers and the Thai Health Ministry - in 2009 found a 31% protection rate among 16,000 Thai volunteers. 

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