Rare antibodies studied as potential treatment for HIV

10/31/2013 | BBC · Reuters

Antibodies derived from the blood of certain HIV-positive patients suppressed the virus in monkeys within days, according to animal studies published in the journal Nature. The antibodies drove the virus from the bloodstream until it reached undetectable levels after three to seven days. The effects on the virus were "profound and unprecedented," according to researchers with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and Harvard University.

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