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September 14, 2010

Black Mans HIV Status Leads to Breakthrough in Research

BV Black Spin: "The U.S. government recently stated that its scientists have found three new antibodies to fight the disease, one of which can neutralize 91 percent of HIV strains. That's more than any antibody has produced thus far. The antibodies don't cure HIV, but they can be used in powerful new vaccines.

"The HIV antibodies, which led to the developments, were found in the cells of a 60-year-old black man. Scientists have not released his name and only refer to him as 'Donor 45.' His body made the antibodies naturally, and scientists are using his results to create a vaccine that will produce the antibodies in anyone who takes it."