A vaccine against AIDS could be developed soon, a leading American expert says.
Reported cases of AIDS in Australia were increasing at a similar rate to overseas, Professor Ron Penny said yesterday, but it was likely that a vaccine would be available this decade.
Researchers in the US and France appear to have discovered a virus which they believe causes AIDS. That discovery could be the first step towards developing a cure or vaccine for AIDS.
Claims that the possible cause of AIDS has been found will have to be followed by solid scientific investigation, cross-referencing and checking, according to Australian viral experts.