Toward an AIDS-Free Generation: Can Antibodies Help? | NIH Director's Blog

Dr Francis Collins:

…researchers discovered that a single infusion of the antibody reduced levels of HIV in the bloodstreams of several HIV-infected individuals by more than 10-fold. Furthermore, the study found that this antibody—known as a broadly neutralizing antibody (bNAb) for its ability to defend against a wide range of HIV strains—is well tolerated and remained in the participants’ bloodstreams for weeks.

This is (hopefully) really great news, especially in light of many patients who develop resistance to current antivirals.

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