Specificity of anti-human leukocyte antigen antibody responses after immunization with Remune, an inactivated HIV-1 vaccine

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Antibody responses against human leukocyte antigen (HLA) classes I and II were detected in HIV-1 infected individuals who received a fixed inactivated HIV-1 (Remune) immunotherapy. The response was specific for HLA-B62 and HLA-DR4 concordant with the host cell line, HUT-78, used in vaccine production. These responses were not detected in HLA-B62 and HLA-DR4-positive individuals indicating that immunotherapy did not break tolerance to self-antigens.

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