“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
“You can hurt yourself physically, hurt someone (else). You wake up irritable and possibly violent.” He compares it to waking up in a hotel room – you don’t know where you are or what hour it is, so your reaction or responses to the environment are not adapted.
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.