Ray of hope as new vaccine ‘cures’ five Aids patients in seven months

Source: The Standard

By Mercy Adhiambo
Thu, March 2nd 2017

There is hope for over 37 million people infected with HIV globally after five people were reported to be virus-free after undergoing treatment. According to a study published in New Scientist, a new vaccine allowed the patients to stop taking regular antiretroviral (ARV) drugs – the current method of suppressing HIV – and they were introduced to vaccines that were able to eliminate HIV cells. The study announced that the five patients were free of HIV seven months after they were put on the treatment.
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