Why Anti-HIV Antibodies Are Ineffective At Blocking Infection

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 - 22:21 in Health & Medicine

Some 25 years after the AIDS epidemic spawned a worldwide search for an effective vaccine against the human immunodeficiency virus, progress in the field seems to have effectively become stalled. The reason? According to new findings, it's at least partly due to the fact that our body's natural HIV antibodies simply don't have a long enough reach to effectively neutralize the viruses they are meant to target.

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