Natural Defenses

The LA Times reported on a recent breakthrough in treating AIDS and HIV this morning. Researchers are coming closer to producing an

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effective vaccine which, amazingly enough, comes from naturally occurring human antibodies!

This is FANTASTIC.  Naturally occurring antibodies have previously only been able to block 30-40 percent of HIV strains (HIV mutates almost infinitesimally) whereas the newly discovered antibodies block 90 percent.

“Researchers thus hope that incorporating synthetic chemicals that stimulate production of several different antibodies might provide nearly complete protection against HIV.”

Perhaps this means the number of people infected with HIV and AIDS will dramatically decrease in my lifetime. We can only hope!

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