A contestant who appeared on the UK's first gay dating show is taking part in a new HIV vaccine trial.

Dan Harry, from Coatbridge, has volunteered for tests which will see him exposed to a genetically engineered replica of the infection. If successful it will help experts develop a prophylactic vaccine to stop HIV-negative people from ever contracting the virus. Mr Harry, 27, is due to get his first dose of the trial vaccine next week.

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