What is required of an HIV vaccine?
Mounting evidence suggests that the early dissemination of HIV in human beings evokes an immune response that is responsible for containment of the infection during the long symptom-free period. Loss of this immune control coincides with a final escalation of the viraemia and the terminal failure of the immune system. Other studies imply that pre-emptive vaccination of monkeys with attenuated forms of simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) produces a substantial degree of resistance to superinfe...Expand abstract
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