Insight into HIV immunity may lead to vaccine

Latest insights into immunity to HIV could help to develop a vaccine to build antibodies’ defences against the disease. By investigating the action of the human antibodies called ADCC in people with HIV, the University of Melbourne researchers were able to identify that the virus evolves to evade or “escape” the antibodies.

The results show these ADCC antibodies force the virus to change and weaken. The group is now working on designing HIV vaccines to induce ADCC antibodies that make it more difficult for the virus to escape.

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