African-Led Trial To Test New Combinations Of HIV Vaccines, PrEP In 4 Countries
The Guardian: Africa steps up fight against HIV with trial of new combination vaccines
“The first trial in Africa to test two new vaccines to protect against HIV got under way in Uganda this week, raising hopes of an end to the epidemic that affects millions of people across the continent. The African-led PrEPVacc study will test two experimental combination vaccines to see if they can provide any protection against HIV in people most at risk of infection. At the same time, a new form of daily oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) will be offered to participants, which scientists say will give the vaccines the best possible chance of working…” (Okiror, 12/18).
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