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April 4th, 2012
05:01 PM ET

Clues to creating an effective HIV vaccine

A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine this week reveals clues for understanding the human immune response to the HIV virus.

“This analysis has produced some intriguing hints about what types of human immune responses a preventive HIV vaccine may need to induce,” said Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

“With further exploration, this new knowledge may bring us a step closer to developing a broadly protective HIV vaccine.”

The findings created a buzz when they were originally presented at the annual AIDS Vaccine conference in Bangkok, Thailand in September 2011.

For more, check out CNN's previous report on the study.

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