Russia to propose new center for HIV/AIDS vaccine at G8 summit

May 16, 2006
RIA Novosti
Russia will propose at the July G8 summit in St. Petersburg establishing a new center to work on an HIV/AIDS vaccine, a presidential aide said Tuesday.

The disease poses a potentially dire threat for Russia, already under threat from a demographic crisis, as official statistics say a total of 350,000 people are HIV+, but independent experts claim the figure is about three times higher.

Owen comments: Welcome thought it is to increase funding of reasearch for a vaccine for HIV/AIDS, I would like to be convinced that establishing a new research center is the most effective use of the money.


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