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Vaccine 'clears HIV-like virus' inmonkeys


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The team looked at a form of HIV that is up to 100 times more deadly than HIV A vaccine for the monkey equivalent of HIV appears to eradicate the virus, a study suggests. Research published in the journal Nature has shown that vaccinated monkeys can clear Simian Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV) infection from their bodies. It was effective in nine of the
 
16 monkeys that were inoculated. The US scientists say they now want to use a similar approach to test a vaccine for HIV in humans. Prof Louis Picker, from the Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute at Oregon Health and Science University, said: "It's always tough to claim eradication - there could always be a cell which we didn't analyse that has the virus in it. But for the most part, with very stringent criteria... there was no virus left in the body of these monkeys."

 

To read more: http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24051860


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