China touts success with first AIDS vaccine
China said on Saturday that initial test results of its first Aids vaccine showed it could protect people against the HIV virus.
None of the participants in the clinical trial's first phase showed severe adverse reactions after 180 days and some showed immunity to the HIV-1 virus 15 days after receiving the vaccine, the State Food and Drug Administration said.
"Initially, this indicates the vaccine is effective in stimulating the body's immunity," the administration said in a statement on its website.
Researchers were still analysing the outcome of the initial trial before deciding whether further tests would be carried out, it said.
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