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Therapuetic Vaccine?
      #16349 - 03/09/01 12:49 PM

Article in Science magazine today and in Washington Post describes success in monkeys with a "vaccine" that doesn't stop infection but controls viral load levels. The article is a bit confusing and seems to say it hasn't been tested on already infected monkeys. Sounds very promising though! Go to washingtonpost.com health section for the full article.

Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said the study "provides some of the best evidence to date that a preventive HIV vaccine may protect against AIDS."
"Although the vaccine did not prevent infection, it continues to keep the virus at nearly undetectable levels for at least several months," he said. "We do not know yet if this vaccine will work in humans, but plans for the necessary clinical studies are under way."
Robinson said the first human trials are expected in less than a year.




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