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New HIV vaccine can evoke immune response against the infection

Posted Sep 29 2011 3:50am

Researchers at the Spanish Superior Scientific Research Council have found that 90% of people given a new vaccine against HIVThe abbreviation for human immunodeficiency virus, which is the cause of AIDS. developed an immunologicalRelating to the structure and function of the immune system, the organs in the body that are specialised to fight infection. response and the majority of those studied were able to retain the response for a year or more.

MVA-B, the new vaccine, was found to be efficient at reacting to the HIV-infected cells and virusA microbe that is only able to multiply within living cells. particles over a period of time. Whilst this was a small trial with only 30 volunteers it is a huge step in the direction of controlling HIV.

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