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Antibodies Offer Hope in Battling AIDS

As World AIDS Day approaches Dec. 1, new research is offering hope for further treatment options and, perhaps, even a vaccine.   When the first World AIDS Day was held in 1988, infection was a death sentence. Today, there is lifesaving treatment. In Thailand, researchers eliminated mother-to-child HIV transmission, the first country in Asia to do so. In South Africa, a major clinical trial of an experimental AIDS vaccine aims to reduce the risk of HIV infection by 50 percent. In...

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