Published in AIDS Weekly, June 1st, 1998
There have been several reports of infants apparently infected with HIV who were later found to be uninfected. Because these studies used highly accurate tests for the virus - viral isolation or polymerase chain reaction (PCR) analysis - they had been given accepted as evidence that some people are able to fight off HIV infection. The data often is cited as evidence that an AIDS vaccine is possible.
In hopes that further studies of such children would shed light on the immune correlates of protection against HIV - the Holy Grail of AIDS vaccine research - Lisa Frenkel of the...
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