‘Superinfected’ Patients Give Clues to Fighting HIV –Doctors Lounge

Via Scoop.itVirology News

A stronger immune response occurs in women who have been infected with two different strains of HIV by two different sexual partners than in women infected with one strain of HIV, a new study finds.This type of dual infection is called HIV “superinfection.”

The finding that a mixture of different HIV strains may be one way to trigger a more powerful immune system antibody response may prove useful in efforts to develop an HIV vaccine in the fight against AIDS, according to the researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.

 

Via www.doctorslounge.com

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