Vaccine quest boosted by HIV that infects monkeys

日期:2019-03-08 02:17:13 作者:汤蓼 阅读:

By Ewen Callaway AN HIV virus modified to infect monkeys could be a big step forward for HIV research. The disclosure last month that an experimental vaccine against HIV may not be as effective as first thought highlighted a nagging problem with HIV-vaccine research: that there is no effective way of testing them in animals. All that could change if the new animal model of HIV is successful. Current primate models use simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), which is similar but not identical to HIV. The new model,