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6,800 exposed to HIV or hepatitis at Ottawa clinic

OTTAWA — Up to 6,800 people may have been exposed to HIV and hepatitis an Ottawa clinic over the past decade, health officials warned Monday. The capital city’s chief public health doctor Isra Levy announced over the weekend that an inspection in late spring had discovered lax cleaning of medical…

Experimental AIDS vaccine showing promise in monkeys

CHICAGO/LONDON (Reuters) – An experimental vaccine helped monkeys with a form of the AIDS virus control the infection for more than a year, suggesting it may lead to a vaccine for people, U.S. researchers said on Wednesday. They said the vaccine works by priming the immune system to quickly attack…