Friday, September 25, 2009

World's first successful AIDS vaccine

It was 26 years ago when AIDS was first discovered. Every day, 7,500 people worldwide are newly infected with HIV; 2 million died of AIDS in 2007, UNAIDS estimates. Many scientist think that a successful vaccine would not be possible. But recently, the World Health Organization and UN agency for AIDS said that there is still hope. It was first time scientist used the combination approach that would prevent HIV at the same time treating it. Though it will be more likely take years for the vaccine widely spread. "It's an opening of a new gateway to a road that has brighter lights in it now and maybe some directions" said by Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Scientists around the world cheered the first taste of victory.

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