HIV vaccine successfully tested in monkeys

HIV vaccine successfully tested on monkeys

Scientists from the National Institute of Biomedical Innovation, Health and Nutrition of Japan tested an experimental vaccine against human immunodeficiency virus on monkeys on November 28. The drug allowed the formation of immunity and protected the animals from infection with the virus.

The researchers injected the treated HIV virus into monkeys that had previously been vaccinated with the new vaccine, as a result of which four of the seven monkeys tested were infected, but after a while the tests stopped show the presence of the virus in their bodies.

Scientists hope to begin clinical trials in humans in about five years.

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