Antibodies that kill 91% of AIDs virus?

Yes, we’ve heard this sort of tune before.  It all sounds so promising, and then one by one all the future miracle cures against AIDS seem to evaporate, sometimes even before phase one human trials.

But here’s a new approach that might actually fly.  An African American man was found to have a natural resistance to HIV.  This in itself was amazing, but now scientists seem to know why.  Here’s a great article from Medscape that discusses two new antibodies that might both prevent and cure AIDS in the future.

Even so it’s early days.  Let’s all hope “this time for sure”, as Bullwinkle might say!

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