HIV vaccine on the way ???

A while ago an HIV antibody was discovered and this year the HIV virus was visualised.

Now, for the first time, a vaccine has completely protected monkeys against infection with SIV, a virus related to HIV that infects the animals.

Out of 24 immunised rhesus macaques, 12 had long-term protection, with no signs of SIV a year after they were deliberately infected with the virus.

It puts back on the agenda the possibility that HIV can be controlled by the human immune system. Learn more here.

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