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India can make AIDS vaccine in 3-5 years: President

This is the beauty of this guy! He is an ex-missile, nuclear and space scientist… and even after becoming the President.. he takes keen interest in the science discoveries and progress within the country!

India will come out with an anti-HIV vaccine in three to five years, President A P J Abdul Kalam said on Tuesday, but asked the medical community to try and complete the job in the next two years.

“My feeling is that we will come out with a vaccine in three to five years,” the President said in his address during the closing of an India-Africa project partnership conclave here.

There were two candidate vaccines at present considered for use against a sub-type C virus that is most pronounced among Indian patients, the President said.

As part of efforts towards finding a cost-effective vaccine, experts have reviewed the vaccine candidate for HIV sub-type C in the pipeline, he said.

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