Top Scientist Trains Sights on Getting HIV Vaccine, Cure

NAIROBI, 22 September 2016 (allAfrica) – One Kenyan may soon place the country as the first nation whose citizen found a vaccine and a cure for HIV. Prof Thumbi Ndung’u – head of Kwazulu Natal Research Institute for Tuberculosis and HIV pathogenesis — has been studying the virus for 27 years, as well as tracking the scientific developments aimed at finding a cure and vaccine for AIDS.

He noted that in 2013, at one of the world’s greatest scientists’ gathering called Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, a “Mississippi baby” was announced to have been cured of HIV. The baby was born to a positive mother who had not received any treatment during pregnancy.

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