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Double Barrelled Response Vaccine
Dec 10, 2003

I have just read that a new vaccine has entered clinical trials which has produced a double barrelled response in animals that not only initiates an immune response by creating antibodies, but also goes after the cells themself within the body. This would be a one shot vaccination.

My question is, would someone that is positive now benefit from this at all? Would the antibodies still be produced and help to rid us of this infection?

Response from Dr. Young

Thanks for your question.

As with all chemicals or products that are being tested, and certainly for those that haven't yet been evaluated in humans, it is far, far too early to conclude anything about the benefit to HIV infected persons.

Having a robust drug discovery pipeline is the key; as some of these early leads may very well turn into drugs (someday). BY



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