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You have to be Joking!!!
Aug 7, 2003

Doc,

Take a look at this. Here's a Virus they don't even no were it comes from and already the have good vaccines for??? I'm starting to wonder it the Gov isn't behind the whole AID epidemic and could care less. We have a virus that we know were it came from and after 20 year can't come up with anything except taking horrible drug treatments. This is Crazy Please comment.

http://news.yahoo.com/fc?tmpl=fc&cid=34&in=health&cat=ebola

Response from Dr. Wohl

Your indignation is understandable. However, if development of an effective vaccine was as simple as knowing where a pathogen came from there would be vaccines for more than just HIV.

Note, these results demonstrating the effectivness of an Ebola vaccine were in monkeys (8 of them) and not people.

A vaccine is going to be helpful but is not the only answer to stopping the epidemic. Unlike Ebola, for most, HIV takes some work to get and is not spread through casual contact. IF we can get people to get tested, learn of their infection, start practicing safer sex and drug using behaviors and get on treatment - transmission stops. No joke. DW



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