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Vol. 1, No. 2, 22 June 2001
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Designing HIV-1 vaccines to reflect viral diversity and the global context of HIV/AIDS.
A.S. De Groot, H. Sbai, J. Frost, C. Saint-Aubin, N. Chinai, W. Martin, A. Bosma, G. Skowron, and K. H. Mayer.
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VaxGen's AIDS vaccine for developing world shows unexpected activity.
VaxGen, Inc. (Nasdaq: VXGN) presented laboratory data today at an international scientific conference indicating that antibodies to HIV subtype C (HIV-C) have an unexpected ability to bind to significant regions of another HIV subtype. The findings indicate that a vaccine that induces HIV-C antibodies may be effective at preventing infection not only by HIV-C but by other subtypes as well.

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National HIV Testing Day — June 27, 2001.
The National Association of People with AIDS will sponsor the 7th annual National HIV Testing Day on June 27. Testing Day is a nationwide campaign promoting human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) education and voluntary HIV counseling, testing, and referral to encourage persons at risk for HIV infection to know their HIV status and reduce their risks for HIV transmission (from the MMWR).

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United Nations to hold first Special Session on HIV/AIDS — 25-27 June, 2001.
The United Nations will hold a Special Session on HIV/AIDS to galvanize leadership at the highest levels, intensify international action and mobilize the resources needed to combat the epidemic. The Special Session, to take place from 25 to 27 June 2001 at the UN Headquarters in New York, will be the first ever to address a public health issue.

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