New research has helped the medical world grow closer to a cure for HIV and AIDS.
According to the Huffington Post, an experimental drug used on monkeys prevented the disease of HIV from spreading. The monkeys were given shots of the drug for every four weeks, and were exposed to the disease. With 12 monkeys being tested, six were given the drug. Out of 12 monkeys given the drug, the 6 were not infected with the virus.
The shots would be the equivalent to what patients will get every three months. People who don't have the disease would also be able to get the potential vaccine.
Researchers are also hopeful that the research will show that it will be safe to begin human testing soon.
A mid-stage trial is currently in the works. There are over 800,000 people living with the disease in the United States.
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