Joseph Patrick McCormick
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Microsoft founder Bill Gates has predicted that a vaccine, and new more intensive drugs to combat HIV will be available in the next fifteen years.
Gates made the prediction at the World Economic Forum in Davos, describing the two steps forward as “miracles”, but saying they are within reach.
As well as saying he thinks a vaccination would be available for HIV, and the new drugs, he said he thought the need for lifelong treatment would be eradicated, and the numbers of new diagnoses would be curbed.
“We’re pretty optimistic in this 15-year period we will get those two new tools,” he said.
“We won’t see the end of AIDS,” Gates continued. “But both for malaria and AIDS we’re seeing the tools that will let us do 95-100% reduction. Those tools will be invented during this 15-year period.
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