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Science & Health Bulletin: Africa--AIDS


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."


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