Major articles about HIV and AIDS include “Broad Neutralization Coverage Of HIV By Multiple Highly Potent Antibodies,” by L.M Walker and colleagues and “Immune-Correlates Analysis Of An HIV-1 Vaccine Efficacy Trial,” by B.F Haynes and colleagues, according to ScienceWatch. Respectively, the two papers were published in September 2011 and April 2012. Other scholarly papers quoted the Walker paper 207 times between its publication date and November 2013.
Important journals that publish HIV articles include Nature, the New England Journal of Medicine, Drug Discovery Today and Immunity, according to ScienceWatch. The US National Institutes of Health is a major source of funds for researchers who author HIV papers, along with the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative. Many authors of important HIV papers are faculty members of Harvard University and the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California.
The article “Broad Neutralization Coverage Of HIV By Multiple Highly Potent Antibodies" describes a number of powerful antibodies that broadly neutralized viral pathogens in four HIV-infected individuals, says the National Center for Biotechnology Information. Some of these of these antibodies were 100 times stronger than the first broadly neutralizing monoclonal antibodies discovered. The researchers isolated and rescued these antibodies as an first step towards designing an effective vaccine for HIV.