Published in AIDS Weekly, February 14th, 2005
These viruses escape immune system detection by developing mutations that prevent CTLs from recognizing them. Whether and how these mutants persist is an important issue for understanding the effectiveness of vaccines.
In the March 2005 issue of Nature Immunology, scientists have discovered that these so-called "virus escape variants" are capable of infecting other monkeys and that they persist after infection because of immunological...
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