Experimental AIDS Vaccine Targets Hidden Virus

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By Randy Dotinga, HealthDay Reporter

WEDNESDAY, April 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Preliminary research suggests that an AIDS vaccine in development can ramp up the body’s immune system, boosting the response to medications HIV-positive patients take.

Years of research will be required to confirm that the vaccine works, and researchers don’t yet have the major funding needed to continue and push the experimental vaccine toward the market. Still, there’s tremendous potential, said study senior author Dr. Barbara Ensoli, director of the National AIDS Center at the National Institute of Health in Rome, Italy.

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