Monkey HIV vaccine "effective"

BBC News “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. US researchers say the vaccine offered protection to 13 of 24 rhesus macaques treated in the experiment. In 12 of the monkeys, the vaccine was still effective 12 months later.”

via BBC News – Monkey HIV vaccine ‘effective’, say researchers

MicrobiologyBytes: Encouraging news but – 50% protection against the same strain of virus after 12 months? Would you trust your life to this?

Original Source: Profound early control of highly pathogenic SIV by an effector memory T-cell vaccine. Nature 11 May 2011 doi:10.1038/nature10003 (subscription required)

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