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Unique Individual with Lupus and HIV Demonstrates Desired Immune Response to HIV

March 10, 2014

One person's unique ability to fight HIV has provided key insights into an immune response that researchers now hope to trigger with a vaccine, according to findings reported by a team that includes Duke Medicine scientists.

The person had a rare combination of both lupus and HIV. Lupus, specifically systemic lupus erythematosus, or SLE, is a disease in which the immune system attacks the body's cells and tissue.

In an analysis published March 10, 2014, in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, the Duke-led research team detailed how the individual's immune system made a desired type of neutralizing antibodies that is considered essential to an effective vaccine response.

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Source: Science Daily


Unique Individual with Lupus and HIV Demonstrates Desired Immune Response to HIV

March 10, 2014

One person's unique ability to fight HIV has provided key insights into an immune response that researchers now hope to trigger with a vaccine, according to findings reported by a team that includes Duke Medicine scientists.

The person had a rare combination of both lupus and HIV. Lupus, specifically systemic lupus erythematosus, or SLE, is a disease in which the immune system attacks the body's cells and tissue.

In an analysis published March 10, 2014, in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, the Duke-led research team detailed how the individual's immune system made a desired type of neutralizing antibodies that is considered essential to an effective vaccine response.

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Click here to read full article.

Source: Science Daily



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