Monday, August 21, 2006

Health: China claims trial of AIDS vaccine a success

The Chinese government has claimed its first human trial of an AIDS vaccine showed it was effective in protecting against the HIV-1 virus and didn't produce any serious side effects among the 49 volunteers who trialled the vaccine.

The State Food and Drug Administration said in a statement posted on its website that all participants showed signs they had "become immune against the HIV-1 virus'" after it had been administered for 15 days.

The statement went on to say, "However, we need to push forward with more clinical trials in order to make sure that this vaccine can be used widely."

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