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Monday, August 16, 1999 Published at 14:24 GMT 15:24 UK


World: Africa

Hope for Uganda Aids vaccine


Reports from Uganda say that an Aids vaccine under trial there is showing encouraging results.

Scientists at the Joint Clinical Research Centre in Kampala have said that twenty subjects given the vaccine developed antibodies to the HIV virus which causes Aids whereas 20 people given a placebo did not.

Uganda, with a population of 20 million, has one of the highest levels of HIV infection in the world.

An estimated 30% of people in urban areas and 10% in rural areas are infected.

From the newsroom of the BBC World Service



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