Search for AIDS cure pushes ahead despite setbacks

File photo of blood samples from an HIV screening testScientists on Saturday vowed to press ahead with their quest for a cure for AIDS, despite losing a veteran colleague and suffering a setback in research. Addressing a symposium on the search for a cure, Nobel prize winner Francoise Barre-Sinoussi said the death of Joep Lange, a frontline scientist in the 33-year war on AIDS, was a major setback. "I am convinced that he, like the other members of the HIV community that were in that plane, would have encouraged us to go on." Barre-Sinoussi, who co-discovered the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) which causes AIDS, launched the cure campaign several years ago amid skepticism by some that the goal could ever be attainable.



Sexual Health News Headlines – Yahoo! News