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Scientists Identify Vaccine for SIV Eradication

BBC News reports that a study in Nature has found a possible vaccine against an HIV-like-virus. The study was conducted in a monkey model, where monkeys were injected with cytomegalovirus (CMV) as a vaccine and were then exposed to Simian Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV), which is similar to but “up to 100 times more deadly than HIV.” Scientists found that at first, the SIV virus began to spread but soon thereafter, the immune system of the monkeys began to eradicate the virus. At 1 and 1/2 months and 3 month follow-ups, the monkeys were still virus-free.

Read the article published by BBC News.

Read the study in Nature.