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Researchers from the Institut Pasteur, CNRS and Vaccine Research Institute (ANRS/Inserm) recently shown that some effective antibodies recognize cells infected by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and trigger their destruction by the immune system.

This discovery sheds new light on the mechanism of action of these specific antibodies, which are currently undergoing clinical trials. These findings are published in Nature Communications on March 3rd , 2016.