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HIV Vaccine Efficacy Impacted by Rectal Microbes

News   Dec 16, 2019 | Original story from the University of California - Davis.

 
HIV Vaccine Efficacy Impacted by Rectal Microbes

Smita Iyer and colleagues at the UC Davis Center for Immunology and Infectious Diseases and California National Primate Research Center worked with rhesus macaques to study how microbes in the rectum affected an experimental HIV vaccine, and vice versa. The vaccine produced stronger antibody responses when certain bacteria were present, they found. Credit: K. West/UC Davis.

 
 
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