Aussie researchers closer to HIV vaccine

Source: SMH

Australian researchers are one step closer to finding a vaccine for HIV, and hope to be able to offer a preventative jab within the decade.

Experts at The University of Melbourne have found that people with HIV produce antibodies called ADCC, which trigger the immune system to find and attack the virus.

Analysis of blood samples also found that the antibodies force the HIV virus to change, making it weaker, said Professor Stephen Kent, lead author of a report on the new findings.

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