I found that a lot of sites talk about this news: a research team from Hong Kong university invented a universal antibody drug for HIV-1 and they tested that in mice news source.

Basically, they propose an engineered tandem bispecific broadly neutralizing antibody (bs-bnAb) as an innovative product for HIV-1 prophylactic and therapeutic interventions.

How promising is this recent research?

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    The study does exist and is available here. I'm interested to hear what others think about the significance of this study. But the researchers themselves point out: It should be noted that HIV-1–infected humanized NSG-HuPBL mice do not fully represent infected patients, although this model has been widely used to study bnAb-based HIV-1 immunotherapy To me, this seems more like a new direction of research than anywhere near to a drug.
    – Narusan
    Jun 4, 2018 at 13:02


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