HIV vaccine hunt effort gets a booster dose with antibodies3 min read . Updated: 09 Jul 2010, 12:30 AM IST
HIV vaccine hunt effort gets a booster dose with antibodies
Bangalore: The 25-year-long hunt for an HIV vaccine, an effective jab that could finally nail the mutating virus that infects 2.7 million people every year, may have found a fresh lease of life. Scientists have discovered two potent human antibodies that can stop at least 90% of known global HIV strains from infecting people, and they have also demonstrated, for the first time, the prowess of these disease-fighting proteins over the virus.
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