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An experimental vaccine has helped monkeys with a form of the AIDS virus control the infection for more than a year, suggesting it may lead to a vaccine for people, US researchers have said.
The vaccine works by priming the immune system to quickly attack the HIV virus when it first enters the body, a point at which the virus is most vulnerable, US researchers said in a study published in the journal Nature on wednesday.
Doctor Louis Picker of the Oregon National Primate Research Center said he thinks it will be possible to have a vaccine ready to test in people within three years.
"We feel it has a possibility of keeping the virus under complete control or clearing the virus," Picker said.
Originally posted by dreamingawake
I really dislike the Oregon National Primate Research Center. To many experiments done that just don't need to be(see Obesity study on chimps< --obvious data, is obvious guys!)
Other than that statement, with the news of an airborn AIDS said to be spreading in China, if it hits the US, the vaccine may be one that is to be given to everybody.
If it can help people that are in close contact with AIDS patients, live in a country where it is widespread, etc., fine.edit on 13-5-2011 by dreamingawake because: (no reason given)