Read about a team of researchers, led by Dr. Benhur Lee, who have identified a broad spectrum antiviral that may be effective against multiple deadly viruses, including HIV-1, Ebola, and Nipah.
Vaccines teach the immune system to recognize a specific harmful organism and fight off the disease when the body faces the real thing. Despite extraordinary advances in understanding both HIV and the human immune system, a fully successful HIV vaccine continues to elude researchers.
The most difficult challenges today for HIV vaccine researchers are
Last Updated September 10, 2008
Last Reviewed September 10, 2008