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Possible breakthrough in AIDS treatment

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(KWWL) -- There may be a break through in AIDS research.

Scientists say they've discovered antibodies that prevent AIDS viruses from infecting human cells that may someday lead to an aids vaccine, something that's proven quite difficult so far.

Some people develop antibodies to aids after they develop the incurable disease. At that point it's too late for the patient, because the disease sets in so quickly.

But scientists say those newly discovered antibodies could be used to design a treatment or vaccine to help the body make those antibodies much sooner, when the body has a chance to fight off the aids virus.

Online Anchor: Sunny Layne

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