Scientists Making Progress on AIDS Vaccine, but Slowly
July 27, 2012
On Wednesday at the 19th International AIDS Conference, the director of the Duke University School of Medicine's Human Vaccine Institute reported on the discovery of a series of "Achilles heels" on the surface of HIV -- developments that have reignited the search for an AIDS vaccine.
In addition, though the body tries to defend itself, it cannot keep up with rapid pace at which HIV mutates. To be effective, an HIV vaccine would have to stimulate the production of broadly neutralizing antibodies to attack the virus regardless of its mutations.
This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
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