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Study Shows Road Taken by Broadly Neutralizing Antibody

By Anette Breindl
Science Editor

Wednesday, April 3, 2013
If current dreams of an AIDS-free generation are to be realized, it will be necessary to develop an effective vaccine against HIV. And such a vaccine will need to induce a broadly neutralizing antibody. About 1 in five HIV-infected individuals ultimately develops such antibodies – not that it does them any good. "These antibodies have unusual traits," noted Barton Haynes, of Duke University, and developing those traits takes time.

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