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(From BBC Monitoring International Reports)
Text of article titled "Green light for AIDS vaccine trial in South Africa" published by South African newspaper The Star on 19 June; subheadings inserted editorially
After two years of waiting, South Africa's first AIDS vaccine trial has finally been approved. The Medicines Control Council (MCC) quietly gave the go-ahead for human studies of the vaccine on 6 June following a meeting in Pretoria with vaccine scientists the previous day.
This means human testing of the first ever AIDS vaccine based exclusively on the C-strain of HIV, which occurs predominantly in southern Africa, could start in South Africa within the next two months.
"This is the first …