Experimental HIV Molecule Protects Monkeys From Virus
Scientists created a new molecule they believe can prevent HIV from infecting cells by strengthening DNA.By Madison Burke | February 19, 2015
We might be one step closer to stopping the spread of HIV thanks to an experimental vaccine.
Scientists say they have created a new molecule that can prevent HIV from infecting cells. It works by blocking the points where HIV would normally bind to cellular receptors.
The molecule was injected into monkeys that were later injected with a HIV-like virus. None of the monkeys treated with the molecule were ever infected with the virus.