New Hope for HIV Vaccine – New York Times

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“Kafkaesque” is not a word normally used to describe immune responses, but it’s how Dr. Louis J. Picker described what his experimental vaccine did to his rhesus monkeys: “It’s like their T-cells were turned into the East German secret police, hunting down infected cells until there were none left.”

Ed Rybicki‘s insight:

Cytomegalovirus as a HIV vaccine vector: smart idea; take something that operates by stealth and use it to vector something else that does too – and get what looks like a unique sort of immune response that MAY just result in clearance.

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