India may begin AIDS vaccine trials in mid-2004
Yahoo! NewsIndia is likely to begin the first phase of clinical trials of an indigenously developed AIDS vaccine by the middle of next year, the president of the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) said on Wednesday. India has 4.58 million people infected with the HIV (news - web sites)/AIDS virus and experts say the disease is spreading at a rate that will push India past South Africa in absolute numbers in the next few years. "Globally, vaccines are on trial in many countries including the U.S. and South Africa. Soon they should start in Rwanda and thereafter in India and eventually China," Seth Berkley told reporters.
—Posted: December 17, 2003
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