Co-discoverers of the virus, Robert Gallo and Luc Montagnier, urged governments to do more to find a vaccine against AIDS at a conference in Paris. According to French Health Minister Bachelot, the disease has killed about 25 million people.
A quarter of a century after the discovery of the AIDS virus, huge progress still needs to be made in the fight against the illness. Co-discoverers of the virus, Robert Gallo and Luc Montagnier, at a conference in
Montagnier said: "I regret that things are not moving faster and that researchers often don't innovate enough. They're quite conservative. I believe now, that to get a vaccine, we must explore new avenues."
While Gallo said:
He added: "It's right, it's appropriate, that there was great attention to the tsunami horror. Approximately 200,000 people die from the tsunami in one month. But think of AIDS. There's a tsunami every month."
Date created : 2008-05-19