“For so long, pleasure could only result in something tragic, rather than seen as something important and powerful. To challenge that belief system, we need to have patience and compassion and empathy.” – Damon L. Jacobs
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nam – AIDSMAP: Novel immune-suppressant vaccine completely blocks HIV infection in monkeys – human trials planned
So far 15 of the 29 monkeys have been completely protected from SIV infection. The effect appears to last; the last challenge was three years after infection and vaccinated monkeys’ immune system shows ability to suppress viral reproduction four years after vaccination.
“Messages that focus solely on condom use do not engage with the psychological and social issues that inflame people’s desires to engage in risk-taking behaviour,” writes Angelus Morningstar.
Watch Mark S. King’s excellent set of videos from AIDS 2014.