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HIV vaccine tested in US, Europe

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The quest for a HIV vaccine may soon be over with the launch of experimental tests in the US and Europe.

Johnson & Johnson said it plans to conduct a late-stage study of its investigational vaccine for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in several countries across the Americas and Europe, including the United States.

The drugmaker already has a mid-stage HIV vaccine study underway in five southern African countries.

There are currently no vaccines for HIV, a virus that weakens the body’s immune system.

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