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January 30, 2010

Vaccine stops TB in African HIV trial

"An experimental vaccine helps prevent tuberculosis in people infected with HIV, researchers have found.

"The Mycobacterium vaccae, or MV vaccine, reduced the rate of tuberculosis by 39 per cent among 2,000 people infected with HIV in Tanzania, researchers said in Friday's online issue of the journal AIDS.

"Tuberculosis accounts for up to a third of AIDS deaths worldwide, and TB worsens HIV, according to the World Health Organization."

Read more in CBC News, January 29, 2010.