Weak points of HIV Found

TEMPO Interactive, Washington - The research team in the United States found two types of new antibodies in the human body was capable of fighting the AIDS virus. Antibodies to attack and make the deadly virus neutral.

The discovery of particles that the immune system is achieved after the team analyzed blood samples of 1800 people infected with HIV. In addition to the two compounds discovered immune system called antibodies, the research team identified a weak spot of HIV, which became the target of the antibody attack.

"So now we have a better chance of designing and developing a vaccine," said Dennis Burton of Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California, as reported in the journal Science. "Vaccines stay antibodies that mimic the work, which we thought could be the key to a successful vaccine development."

A total of more than 25 million people worldwide died of AIDS since the pandemic emerged in the early 1980s. Until now, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates there are 33 million people infected with HIV. There is no cure. There is no vaccine. The virus has been can only be controlled through a combination of several drugs at once.

Failure of vaccine production has been partly caused by mutation of the virus's ability level is very high that where a person can be infected with millions of different versions. Each expressed a different version on the immune system.

Partly because HIV infects immune cells the body's most vital in shaping the body's defenses. Having penetrated the defense system, the infection was too long. No single drug that can tackle the infection - that's why multiobat needed.

source: tempointeraktif

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