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December 1, 2008, 10:56 pm

Early focus for AIDS vaccine

Learning how the body reacts to HIV in the first few days after infection may hold the clue to developing an effective vaccine against AIDS.

[Science Daily]

2008 Nobel prize winners Francoise Barre-Sinoussi and Luc Montagnier told a World AIDS Day event that the body's immune system acts very quickly to HIV infection .

By understanding the events in these early stages of acute HIV infection, perhaps an effective vaccine can be developed to prevent the progression of the virus to a form which devastates the immune system .