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HIV Vaccine Question

Feb 25, 2006

I am wondering that if HIV-negative get the preventive vaccine, the blood test will be positive or not?

On the other hand, if HIV-positive get the theraeutic vaccine, the blood test can be negative or not? (because vaccine can kill all viruses)

Response from Dr. Holodniy

Good questions. The answer to the first question is yes. Depending on what experimental vaccine is given and the antibodies that develop as a result of immunization. The answer to the second question is no. Therapeutic vaccines to date, have been shown in some studies to boost the immune system response against HIV, but no eliminate the virus.

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