Antibodies: Treatment, prevention, and cure?
We’ve reported extensively on antibodies over the past few years as they have come to revolutionize efforts to prevent or treat HIV infection. Progress on this front continues. In this issue we report on the major findings presented at the HIV Research for Prevention (HIVR4P) conference held in October. At this meeting, as in many of recent memory, antibodies were a prominent theme. From the trials testing the ability of directly administered broadly neutralizing antibodies to prevent HIV infection to the latest efforts to engineer a series of vaccine immunogens that could induce these powerful proteins, antibodies are fueling scientific developments in many areas.