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Mexico will take part in section three medical trials of the HIV vaccine

The HIV vaccine will be used on 150 volunteers. It is the first time in a decade that phase 3 clinical trials have been reached.

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December
15, 2020

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This article has been translated from our Spanish edition using AI technologies. Errors can occur due to this process.

Mexico will take part with 150 volunteers in phase 3 of the vaccine against the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) developed by the Belgian pharmaceutical company Janssen.

On December 2, news was announced of a potential HIV vaccine that would eventually reach phase 3 clinical trials. The international project "Mosaico" has started the recruitment of volunteers who will take part in this study aimed at the effectiveness of the vaccine.

According to the EFE agency, there are eight countries that will test the effectiveness of this vaccine against the AIDS virus, and Mexico is there, among the participants are the Institute of Medical Sciences and Nutrition "Salvador Zubirán", the Condesa Iztapalapa Specialist Clinic, the Benjamín Sepúlveda Amor Clinic in Mexico City, the Guadalajara Civil Hospital and the Medical Care and Health Research Department of Mérida.

Countries that have volunteers for the vaccine

Countries that will be participating in the vaccine with volunteers include Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Italy, Peru, Poland, Spain, and the United States. The study aims to enroll 3,800 people worldwide.

The participation of 150 Mexicans

Andrea González, director of the Center for the Prevention and Comprehensive Care of HIV / AIDS in Mexico City, who is responsible for administering the vaccine, said she suggested recruiting 150 volunteers at her center.

With the above in mind, study participants will be required to undergo surveillance for at least 12 months, during which they will have to go to the clinic an average of 14 times and will receive a total of six injections throughout the study, according to official website.

The process of getting volunteers to take part in this study has started via social networks.

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