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NSW: Anti-Wart Vaccines Set for Australian Trials


Australian Associated Press (08/11/99)

Australian researchers say that an experimental vaccine for human papilloma virus (HPV) has demonstrated surprising success. The vaccine uses non-infectious virus-like particles (VLPs) and generated both antibodies and a cellular immune responses. All participants in the study had an immune response to the VLPs at the end of the 12-week immunization period, and two-thirds of the women had no genital warts after treatment. The study will be published in an upcoming issue of the journal Vaccine.


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