PANA Wire Service (06/11/97)
Saladin Osmanov, an AIDS researcher for the United Nations
Program on HIV/AIDS, is urging scientists in Africa to
participate in the effort to develop an AIDS vaccine.
According to Osmanov, certain sub-types of HIV are only found
in Africa. The diversity of the viruses, he adds, has been an
obstacle to vaccine development. James Mullins, a U.S.
professor, concurs, noting that while several vaccines could
be developed against AIDS, "Africa and Asia may hold the key
to the future AIDS vaccine."