In observance of World AIDS Day, WRAL News interviewed Dr. Myron Cohen from the division of infectious diseases about UNC research that will help develop an HIV vaccine.

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Researchers in the department of medicine’s division of infectious diseases have launched a study to develop a vaccine to combat AIDS.

“We need better tools, biological tools that prevent the acquisition of HIV,” said Dr. Myron Cohen in an interview with WRAL News that aired on December 1, 2017. Dr. Cohen is currently researching HIV antibodies in order to develop a vaccine.

The WRAL story also recognized World AIDS Day and efforts to raise awareness about the AIDS pandemic. To date, the disease caused by the spread of the HIV infection has killed an estimated 35 million people worldwide.

Find the news story here: bit.ly/WRALHIVVaccine.