09
Jul
10

Another Advance in HIV Vaccine Research

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, a division of the National Institutes of Health, announced it has discovered human immune cells that stop the replication of more than 90% of known HIV strains.  Further, they have discovered what part of the structure of one of these antibodies actually rejects HIV; a major advancement in vaccine research.

While research and actual application of this and other recent programs will take many years and is not guaranteed by any means, it is certainly promising news.  We will keep you posted as we learn more. 

Link to the NIAID press release is below:

http://www.niaid.nih.gov/news/newsreleases/2010/Pages/HIVantibodies.aspx

Link to WSJ article describing the process and implications of this advance:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703609004575355072271264394.html

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