News Headlines Article

Vaccine seems to clear monkeys of HIV-like infection; humans next?
Los Angeles Times

Scientists have developed a vaccine that protected monkeys against simian immunodeficiency virus, or SIV, offering fresh hope that a similar vaccine can save humans from HIV. When the monkeys were intentionally infected with SIV, the new vaccine cleared the infection and kept the animals virus-free for up to three years, according to a report this week in the journal Nature. Although there are medications to keep HIV in check for long periods of time, they can’t eliminate the virus altogether.