AIDS VACCINE SHOWS PROMISE IN MONKEYS

AIDS vaccine, consisting of a genetically altered form of cytomegalovirus, prevented infection in 13 of 24 monkeys exposed to simian immunodeficiency virus, the monkey version of HIV.
The researchers behind the study believe the vaccine can effectively protect macaques against the monkey equivalent of HIV and provide a new approach for an HIV vaccine.

“Monkey HIV isn’t HIV —and monkeys aren’t humans,” but the authors of the study said they’re hopeful that the research can “significantly contribute” to a human vaccine.

Owing to the risks involved, however, the head researcher admitted, “I’m scratching my head at how to take this approach into humans.” BBC

Advertisements
Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: