PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- A vaccine developed by researchers at Oregon Health & Science University may be a leap forward toward finding a cure for AIDS.
The vaccine developed by the OHSU Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute was tested on monkeys. The vaccine is a combination of the AIDS virus in monkeys and an ancient virus carried by humans.
The pairing helped activate immune cells which intercepted and destroyed the infection in 50% of monkeys.
"Over time all traces, using the most sophisticated testing of the virus, basically fall away," Dr. Louis Picker told KOIN 6 News. "After about 70 weeks or so you can't tell that these monkeys that were infected with SIV, you can't tell them apart from monkeys that were never infected with SIV."
Picker, who is leading the research on the vaccine's development, said the vaccine is still in the beginning stages and won't be ready for clinical trials until 2016.
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