Montagnier Emphasizes Importance of HIV Prevention Amid Efforts to Develop Vaccine, Cure
February 11, 2009
Luc Montagnier -- who shared the 2008 Nobel Prize in medicine for his work in the discovery of HIV -- on Monday during a speech in Canada said that the rush to develop an HIV/AIDS vaccine or cure should not deemphasize the importance of prevention, the CP/Google.com reports. According to Montagnier, hopes for a vaccine or cure might be contributing to the spread of HIV by making people complacent about prevention. "It seems that the young generation has forgotten about prevention, because they think there are cures for HIV, that it's no big deal," Montagnier said.
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