Published in Women's Health Weekly, September 16th, 1996
How the vaccine worked is unknown: the protected animals had very low levels of antibodies capable of neutralizing HIV, and had no detectable anti-HIV antibodies in their vaginal mucosa at the time of challenge.
"Female chimpanzees can be protected from vaginal challenge by repeated mucosal and systemic immunization with a live recombinant canarypox virus," said Marc Girard of the Pasteur Institute, Paris, France. "The results suggest that neutralizing antibodies may be less important for protection from mucosal...
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