New HIV vaccine strengthens and lengthens immunity

June 25, 2020

Researchers discovered a new type of vaccine that could improve and sustain protection against HIV.1 The vaccine, discovered by investigators from Stanford’s School of Medicine and other institutions, is unlike almost any other on the market.

“By stimulating the cellular arm of the immune system, you can get stronger protection against HIV even with much lower levels of neutralizing antibodies,” said one of the senior authors, Bali Pulendran, in a release from the university.

For more information on this groundbreaking discovery, read the full article from Drug Topics.

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Reference

  1. New HIV vaccine strategy strengthens, lengthens immunity in primates. News Release. Stanford Medicine; May 11, 2020. Accessed June 23, 2020. http://med.stanford.edu/news/all-news/2020/05/hiv-vaccine-strategy-strengthens-lengthens-immunity-in-primates.html