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August 9, 2010

Study: 1 in 4 Canadians Wouldn’t Get an HIV Vaccine

If a vaccine to prevent HIV transmission were 100 percent effective, only 74 percent of Canadians would get vaccinated, according to a University of Toronto study reported by the Toronto Sun. If a vaccine were 50 percent effective, only 40 percent would be vaccinated. Researchers say the percentages are not higher because of fears about contracting the virus from the vaccine, as well as stigma associated with getting the vaccine in AIDS clinics and a belief among many people that they’re not at risk for HIV.

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