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“If It’s Not Working, Why Would They Be Testing It?”: mental models of HIV vaccine trials and preventive misconception among men who have sex with men in India

  • Venkatesan Chakrapani1,
  • Peter A Newman2Email author,
  • Neeti Singhal3,
  • Ruban Nelson1 and
  • Murali Shunmugam1
BMC Public Health201313:731

Received: 4 March 2013

Accepted: 1 August 2013

Published: 7 August 2013

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Original Submission
4 Mar 2013 Submitted Original manuscript
10 May 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Carmen Logie
31 May 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - John Kinsman
22 Jul 2013 Author responded Author comments - Peter A Newman
Resubmission - Version 2
22 Jul 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 2
1 Aug 2013 Editorially accepted
7 Aug 2013 Article published 10.1186/1471-2458-13-731

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Authors’ Affiliations

Centre for Sexuality and Health Research and Policy (C-SHaRP), Chennai, India
Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
The Humsafar Trust, Mumbai, India