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HIV Gets a Taste of Its Own Medicine

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Science  12 Sep 1997:
Vol. 277, Issue 5332, pp. 1606
DOI: 10.1126/science.277.5332.1606

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Summary

In an attempt to fight fire with fire, researchers have engineered a virus that usually infects cattle to attack the AIDS virus in humans. The innovative approach has so far shown promise only in test-tube experiments, but it is attracting widespread attention among AIDS researchers.