21 May 2010

Smallpox Vaccine May Protect Against HIV - healthfinder.gov

Smallpox Vaccine May Protect Against HIV - healthfinder.gov: "Vaccination with the smallpox vaccine called 'vaccinia' may boost a person's ability to resist infection with HIV, new research suggests.
If true, the finding could link the rapid, late 20th-century spread of HIV to the simultaneous vanquishing of smallpox disease and the removal of the smallpox vaccine -- and possible HIV firewall-- from worldwide distribution."

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