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AIDS Vaccine Fails

It appears that the highly anticipate AIDS vaccine from Merk has failed in its second of three USDA tests. According to the Washington Post, the study took results from people that were highly at risk for getting aids, homosexual men and women sex workers.

The New York Times reports that the test was aimed at boosting the power of the helper-T cells in the body, those cells that fight AIDS. It did not hoewever as 24 cases were found in 741 people that had received the medicine in the last 13 months.