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Aug 21, 2011

I know that sometimes neutralizing antibody can overcome hiv infection. Could you tell me which is the maximum viral load that can overcome by the neutralizing antibody?

Response from Dr. Holodniy

Tough question to answer. In general, people do not make effective neutralizing antibodies against HIV. That is why people become chronically infected and continue to show levels of virus in the blood. Recently, some effective neutralizing antibodies have been discovered and could be used in a vaccine in the future. But that is a ways off.

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