Large HIV vaccine study planned in South Africa this fall

May 19, 2016 3:43 PM

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Large HIV vaccine study planned in South Africa this fall

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Scientists are planning a major study of an experimental HIV vaccine in South Africa later this year.

The shots are based on the only attempted HIV vaccine ever to show even marginal effectiveness, in Thailand in 2009. The U.S. National Institutes of Health said Wednesday its study in South Africa will use shots modified for better protection.

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