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February 5, 2013

Panel Urges NIH to Reduce HIV, Hep C Research on Primates

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) should reduce its use of chimpanzees for medical research, according to an NIH-commissioned working group and reported by Agence France-Presse. The panel made more than two dozen recommendations on how to use primates as test subjects only when necessary. Their findings are now open for public comment before the NIH decides to implement them. The United States is the only industrialized country still using primates for medical research, especially for studies on HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C and malaria.

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Todd, , 2013-02-12 10:36:38
To those that don't want to test the animals. Let's use you instead of the chimps. Yes, Let's use the people that oppose this instead. Wonder what they would say about that.

Andy, , 2013-02-09 13:06:27
f*** these people. There needs to be a movement to demand more aggressive animal testing. We can whine about the monkeys when humans stop dying.

MASTERMAT, BOSTON,MA,USA, 2013-02-06 13:21:34
While i know that chimps r not the best test subjects, there r times u do need to use them. There r other animals that work in some tests. Never say never. Test chimps should be given the upmost care, plenty of space, good diet, and other chimps to be with. The cost is becoming prohibitive. With out the use of chimps, medicine would not be where it is today. Saving human life, justifies the use of chimps sometimes.....

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