Potential new vaccine 'blocks all known strains of HIV' Medical News Today

February 18, 2015 4:02 PM

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Potential new vaccine 'blocks all known strains of HIV' Medical News Today

"Our compound is the broadest and most potent entry inhibitor described so far," says Michael Farzan, a Scripps Research Institute professor who led the effort.

"Unlike antibodies, which fail to neutralize a large fraction of HIV-1 strains," continues Farzan, "our protein has been effective against all strains tested, raising the possibility it could offer an effective HIV vaccine alternative."

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