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AIDS vaccine using engineered herpes virus works in monkeys

HIV infected T-cell (NIAID image) Photo credit: WNPRC

Written by Jordana Lennon

For the first time, scientists have used a genetically engineered herpes virus to achieve significant vaccine protection against the AIDS virus in monkeys. Only live attenuated strains of simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), the monkey version of HIV, have previously provided similar protection. Read more.

Published January 31st, 2019 by Wisconsin National Primate Research Center