During a press conference at the White House during which the us president has sent his respect to the american scientists who seek treatment for the Covid-19, Donald Trump has referred to an HIV vaccine … which does not exist.
“Before the end of the year, I predict that we will have found a vaccine as well as treatment” against the coronavirus. “We are making extraordinary progress,” was first said Donald Trump in front of the press on Tuesday.
“I have a lot of respect for scientists”
“I am very closely what the scientists, the doctors… I have a lot of respect for them. They have already developed many other treatments in recent years. These are the best, the smartest, the brightest, and they have developed a vaccine against HIV. You know, there are a lot of things that exist, and several companies are involved”, continued the american president.
But there is a catch. There is, to date, no vaccine against HIV, as recalled by the association Sidaction on its website.
After having pronounced these words, the president Trump will come back somewhat, and refers to “HIV treatment”. And he continues:
“In the past, having Aids meant being condemned to death. Now the people live their life with a simple pill. It is an incredible thing”.
Once again, his words are not exact, as the precise Sidaction on its website.
“If the research has progressed considerably since the beginning of the epidemic, and has enabled, for those who have access to treatment, living with HIV, a fact remains: in 2019, patients are still dying of HIV/Aids in the world, and no cure is possible,” writes the association.