The Wall Street Journal reports today about the recent discovery of three powerful antibodies, one of which "neutralizes 91% of HIV strains." This is the biggest development yet in the quest for an AIDS vaccine.
A 60-year-old African-American gay man provided 25 million of his cells for screening, from which 12 (!) were located that produced the antibodies. Talk about a needle in a haystack.
Now the trick is to see if there's a way to produce these cells on a massive scale so that other bodies can produce them.
I'm in the mood for good news today. I'm glad I came across this article!