01/06/2009 05:12 am ET Updated Nov 17, 2011

Nobel Prize Winner For Medicine Sees End To AIDS Spread Within Years

Luc Montagnier, co-winner of the 2008 Nobel Prize for Medicine, Saturday stood by his view that a "therapeutic vaccine" for the AIDS pandemic could be created within four to five years.

"It is difficult to say, but it is perhaps a case of four to five years," he told AFP, following a press conference in Stockholm ahead of receiving the prestigious prize next week.

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