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A Cure for AIDS?

Posted by shadmia on May 14, 2011

Unusual AIDS Vaccine Shows Promising Results in Monkeys – ScienceNOW.

“It’s the best result I’ve seen against the worst SIV known,” says the University of Wisconsin’s David Watkins, an immunologist who tests AIDS vaccines in monkeys and was not involved with the work. “I’m very excited by this approach.”

The next step is of course to test this vaccine on humans. Maybe, just maybe, there will be a cure for AIDS in humans soon. The experiment was led by immunologist and pathologist Louis Picker of the Oregon Health & Science University in Beaverton. A human vaccine is in the works but Picker says:

“We’re fairly far along on it, but we’re going to have to prove that it’s safe and still protective.”

If successful this would be the greatest breakthrough in medical history with implications for all kinds of illnesses, including cancer.

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