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This New Antibody Could Kill 98% of HIV Strains!

Researchers just found an antibody that can neutralize 98% of HIV strains tested. What does this mean for the future of HIV/AIDS?

Big news in the fight against AIDS: Researchers from the National Institutes of Health recently identified an antibody that can neutralize 98 percent of HIV strains, the virus that causes AIDS. Dubbed N6, the antibody has proven to be remarkably effective against HIV, a notoriously slippery adversary. HIV mutates and adapts so quickly that most antibodies have no chance to keep up.

All indications are that this most recent advance is significant game changer, and could even be the key to creating an effective HIV vaccine. In honor of World AIDS Day, Trace Dominguez drops the science in today's DNews special report.

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