Nanoparticles in HIV Vaccine?

from Erie County Department of Health

Over the past 40 years of the HIV epidemic, scientists have been trying to find a way to prevent HIV from infecting cells. Researchers made a nanovaccine as a new way to fight HIV infections. This new study looks at making the immune system respond with B cells to make antibodies that stop HIV. HIV quickly evolves making it hard to target. Researchers created immunogens on nanoparticles to start producing antibodies for a large number of HIV variants. The animal study showed how to make a future vaccine that allows our immune system to prevent HIV infections. This is promising research news as we look for new ways to prevent future cases of HIV around the globe. [Source: Vaccination induces broadly neutralizing antibody precursors to HIV gp41 | Nature Immunology]

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