LIMA, Peru — Fluffy, photogenic and super hardy at altitude, llamas have it all. They’re ideal for schlepping backpackers’ luggage over the high Andes or as a picturesque companion for that once-in-a-lifetime Machu Picchu selfie. But now they may have an addition to their list of undoubted qualities: Llamas appear to be immune to AIDS and
Scientists Hope An AIDS Vaccine Lies In Llamas
The cute Andean animal’s antibodies are nearly 100 percent effective in stopping the deadly virus from spreading, researchers say.