Thai AIDS trial faces delay
Production problems and setbacks in renovating health centres and clinics in preparation for the trial have caused the delay.
The trial — which aims to test a pair of vaccines developed by Aventis Pasteur and VaxGen in 16,000 Thai participants — is only the second efficacy trial for an AIDS vaccine. The Thai ministry of health says that, despite the delays, volunteer recruitment for the trial should start in September.
Reference: Science, 17 January 2003