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HIV/AIDS

Updated 04 March 2014

Better HIV antibodies may lead to new vaccine

South African scientists working with US researchers have found a method to develop antibodies that will kill multiple strains of the HIV virus.

A method for developing antibodies with the ability to kill multiple strains of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) was announced by South African scientists working with US researchers.

Broadly neutralising antibodies

"We need to understand how to make better antibodies to HIV. We can learn that from people who are already infected, because a small proportion of them [infected people] make these broadly neutralising antibodies," she told reporters in Johannesburg.

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