Transmission, acute HIV-1 infection and the quest for strategies to prevent infection
By the acute stage of HIV-1 infection, the immune system already faces daunting challenges. Research on mucosal barriers and the events immediately after heterosexual transmission that precede this acute stage could facilitate the development of effective microbicides and vaccines.
Robbiani, Melissa and Ashley T. Haase. 2003. "Transmission, acute HIV-1 infection and the quest for strategies to prevent infection," Nature Medicine 9(7): 847–852.