In an article published last week in Nature the extraordinary results of a research conducted by two different laboratories.
A mixture of HIV type 1 monoclonal antibodies is able to eliminate the AIDS virus from the body of primates in just 3 days without leaving a trace.
The protagonist of the enterprise is the N332-glycan-dependent monoclonal antibody PGT121 mAb which is the main proponent of a very rapid decay of virus levels even in long-infected primates.
It is not yet a real "vaccine" in the true sense of the term, because the virus tends to recur in a time interval of between 56 and 250 days, and a thorough phase of testing on primates not already infected is required, to understand whether administering it to a healthy body prevents contagion.
The research, conducted by 2 different working groups (one at Harvard Medical School and one at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) could lead to a very powerful drug that makes you totally healthy compared to the virus, to be taken once or twice a year , and are a great stimulus for the continuation of tests based on monoclonal antibody-based therapies.