Adoption of health technologies in India; implications for the AIDS vaccine.9780761935902
Adoption of health technologies in India; implications for the AIDS vaccine AIDS vaccine A hypothetical vaccine intended to either prevent HIV infection or ensure that those infected will not fall victim to AIDS; the most promising vaccine is that using a naked DNA plasmid, reported by Letwin et al in 20/10/00 Science; as of early 2001, .
Gupta, Indrani et al.
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Studies in economic and social development; no.68
While the AIDS vaccine has yet to be invented, it is the belief of the authors (all of the Health Policy Research Unit at the Institute of Economic Growth and also the Institute of Health Systems, both in India) that India, with the second highest level of HIV HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus), either of two closely related retroviruses that invade T-helper lymphocytes and are responsible for AIDS. There are two types of HIV: HIV-1 and HIV-2. HIV-1 is responsible for the vast majority of AIDS in the United States. infections in the world, should nevertheless begin with careful planning for the launch of the vaccine. In order to aid in such planning, this volume studies India's past experiences with launching health technologies, including a universal immunization immunization: see immunity; vaccination. program, hepatitis B Hepatitis B Definition
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