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AFRICANGLOBE - A radical new approach to vaccination seems to completely protect monkeys from HIV, US scientists report. The team describe it as "a big deal" and want to start human trials soon. Independent experts say the idea is worth "strong consideration".
AFRICANGLOBE - Scientists have identified a new strain of HIV that appears to progress much faster than most previously identified variations of the virus. The new strain, known as A3/02, is a recombinant, meaning it is a cross between two previously identified HIV strains.
AFRICANGLOBE - American doctors have broken new ground by curing a baby girl born with HIV – the first time a case like this has been recorded.The child, from the state of Mississippi, is now two-and-a-half years old and has not needed any further treatment to combat the virus for a year, and she has shown no signs of infection.
AFRICANGLOBE - ground-breaking discovery by South African scientists, opening up a new approach that could prove key to producing an Aids vaccine, was announced by the Centre for the Aids Programme of Research in South Africa (Caprisa) on Monday.