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Scientists will have to take enormous intellectual leaps to develop an Aids vaccine in the coming years, say researchers clearly frustrated by the failure of a once-promising shot. The researchers, including a top National Institutes of Health official, want new people with new ideas to step up and join the search.
WASHINGTON -- The government's research on using an AIDS drug to protect African babies was so flawed that health officials had to use blood tests after the fact to confirm patients got the medicine. Ultimately, they had to acknowledge the study broke federal patient protection rules.
The University of Natal in Durban on Friday received a R110-million research grant for AIDS from two United States organisations, said the institution in a statement. The US National Institute of Health and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases donated the five-year grant. A team of scientists from the universities of Natal, Cape Town, Western Cape and Colombia in New York, the National Institute of Communicable Diseases, and AngloGold's health research unit will be involved in the research programme. The project will be known as Caprisa - Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa. Caprisa aims to study HIV pathogenesis (the manner of development of a disease), cheap care provision strategies and will build local research infrastructure on virology, immunology and clinical infectious diseases. It will also enhance the number of skilled researchers in South Africa with emphasis on young scientists from historically disadvantaged communities. The study will investigate the very early events in HIV infection to identify the factors responsible for the initial control of virus replication, said project leader Professor Carolyn Williamson of the University of Cape Town. This knowledge will provide a critical window into our understanding of the biology and pathogenesis of HIV. ( Source: SAPA, 28 July 2002)