Scientists Say They're One Step Closer To An HIV Vaccine
Researchers found a weakness in the virus that could help create a vaccine in the future.By Eugene Daniels | May 13, 2016
HIV is a really hard virus to beat, but researchers say they may have found a way to create a vaccine.
In a study published in Science, researchers found a new weakness in the virus that could help them keep HIV from infecting immune cells.
Basically, the team found an antibody in the blood of someone with HIV that was able to stop about half of HIV's different variations from infecting other cells. That antibody connects itself to what is essentially a chink in the virus' armor that had never been targeted before.