New HIV Vaccine Effective: Research Successful in Monkeys

Scientists have been developing vaccine for HIV since many years now, and it has been the most challenging task for them too, but lately now they are successful in developing a vaccine for HIV.

A new vaccine can protect macaques against the monkey equivalent of HIV and could provide a fresh approach to an HIV vaccine, a study suggests.

— bbc.co.uk

The newly developed HIV vaccine was effective in protecting monkeys from Simian Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV) in monkeys, which is equivalent of HIV in humans. Scientists say that the new HIV Vaccine stimulates “effector memory T-cells”

rhesus macaque monkeys responded to new HIV Vaccine

The development of new HIV vaccine can bring a new ray of hope of people suffering from HIV and help them lead a normal life. Years of research and development has gone into developing a vaccine for HIV by researchers.

“I’m excited by the science because it really does demonstrate that it may be possible to eradicate the HIV virus by a strong immune response,”

–Professor Sir Andrew McMichael (Oxford University)

HIV Vaccine Effective

Source: bbc.co.uk, wikipedia.org

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