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CDC HIV/AIDS/Viral Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update
More Volunteers Needed for Study of AIDS Vaccine
Sullivan, Mark
July 22, 1988
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAD) is seeking volunteers for a study of an experimental AIDS vaccine. At the recent AIDS conference in Stockholm, NIAD deputy clinical director H. Clifford Lane reported that 20 of 60 volunteers have developed an immune response in the study. MicroGensys, a Connecticut firm, manufactured the vaccine from a protein derived from HIV's genetic material. Some volunteers developed flu-like symptoms and fevers lasting up to 24 hours, but there have been no serious side-effects. Volunteers must be gay or bisexual men and must go to Bethesda, Md., once a week for the first month after vaccination and monthly for a year thereafter.

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