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Decoy protein stops all tested HIV strains
San Diego Union-Tribune

Ever since HIV emerged as a deadly public health threat in the early 1980s, scientists have sought a vaccine that could repel the virus and prevent AIDS. Three decades of intensive research have come up short, although drugs to treat HIV infection have transformed the disease from a death sentence to a chronic disease people can live with.

However, in Third World countries where access to HIV drugs is limited, HIV continues to devastate populations. That could change, if a new study led by scientists from The Scripps Research Institute lives up to its promise.