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Aidsvax question

Dec 24, 2001

Why are antibodies generated by already hiv+ people considered bad antibodies and the antibodies produced by the aids vaccine will be considered good antibodies?

Response from Dr. Holodniy

Part of the reason is a production problem (not enough being made) and part is a functional problem (not enough antibodies that work effectively). By priming the pump with a vaccine to target specific antibodies to be made that are functional, one can theoretically improve the immune response.

Very aggressive virus?
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