News of the WeekHIV/AIDS Research

Potent HIV Antibodies Spark Vaccine Hopes

Science  04 Sep 2009:
Vol. 325, Issue 5945, pp. 1195
DOI: 10.1126/science.325_1195

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If HIV/AIDS researchers had a wish list, at the very top would sit a vaccine that could teach the body to make potent antibodies against the many strains of the virus. Despite 25 years of effort, no such vaccine is in sight, but now they are a step closer. A large team of researchers reports online in Science this week that it has identified the most powerful, broad-acting antibodies yet against multiple strains of the virus.