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Vaccine could mean leap forward in fighting Aids

Audio 05:20
Reuters/Antony Njuguna
By: Charlotte Wilkins
6 min

Scientists have found a way to prevent HIV from damaging the immune system, a discovery which may offer a new approach to developing a vaccine against Aids. Researchers found that HIV is unable to damage the immune system if cholesterol is removed from the virus's membrane. The research team now plans to investigate a way of deactivating the virus, and possibly develop it into a vaccine. A person who lead the study explains his research. 

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