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Research into HIV vaccination impresses scientists

The use of an experimental vaccination to protect against AIDS on healthy volunteers has surprised researchers with a better result than hoped with a very positive increase in immune response. The vaccine utilizes another type of virus to expose the body to parts of the HIV genome that results in an upregulation of the cell type (T-cells) by 50-100 times that is normally suppressed in AIDS.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by United Press International

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Date: 23 September 2005

Source: United Press International


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