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COVID vaccines developed quickly — is a HIV vaccine next?

Decades on from the start of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, researchers are yet to crack a successful formula for a vaccine. But now we have eight COVID vaccines in 18 months, people are asking: Can we speed things up for HIV?

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