AIDS researchers’ longtime rivalry ends
Gallo, who heads the Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, and Montagnier, who recently retired from France’s Pasteur Institute plan to merge their vaccine approaches.
“A whole lot of people say, ‘Why can’t you guys collaborate, why don’t you work together to try to help solve the problem?’” says Gallo. But Montagnier cites another reason: “If we join our efforts, it will be more credible for fund-raising. … We have some names that can help.”
Reference: Science 295, 1441 (2002)