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Black Man May Hold The Cure for HIV

February 27, 2011


Some really great news about HIV and it’s research.

Scientists are saying they are one step closer to curing the HIV virus. And the secret lies in the body of a 60-year-old Black man. Pop it for details…

Say whaaat?! The creators of HIV Government scientists say they have found an antibody that kills 91% of HIV strains.

In the latest development, U.S. government scientists say they have discovered three powerful antibodies, the strongest of which neutralizes 91% of HIV strains, more than any AIDS antibody yet discovered. They are now deploying the technique used to find those antibodies to identify antibodies to influenza viruses.

The HIV antibodies were discovered in the cells of a 60-year-old African-American gay man, known in the scientific literature as Donor 45, whose body made the antibodies naturally. The trick for scientists now is to develop a vaccine or other methods to make anyone’s body produce them as well.

Donor 45′s antibodies didn’t protect him from contracting HIV. That is likely because the virus had already taken hold before his body produced the antibodies. He is still alive, and when his blood was drawn, he had been living with HIV for 20 years.

While he has produced the most powerful HIV antibody yet discovered, researchers say they don’t know of anything special about his genes that would make him unique.

Of course, they say it will take time to develop and will probably be expensive. Basically, you’re gonna need Magic Johnson money to get the vaccine.


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