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Apr 3, 2003

Hi doc.

It's me again. I'm still sane! The guy who slept with a "massage" therapist and scared himself silly (even though protection was used). I plan on writing down my thoughts when my mind is at ease after my 12 week test. Just 4 more weeks to go!

Anyway, my question is this.

Research is currently being done on a vacine for AIDS. Now, what exactly does that mean for people who are infected with HIV? Not infected with HIV?

Not sure what the objective is here.

Hope you'll have time to answer this one!


Worried Well.

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hey Worried Well,

Briefly, HIV vaccines come in 2 basic types:

1. A "therapeutic" vaccine used to treat folks who are HIV-positive. The concept here is to bolster their immune systems to better fight the invading virus. 2. A "preventative" vaccine. This would be used for HIV-negative folks, hopefully to "prevent" HIV infection in the case of exposure.

Hope that clarifies things. Ill be waiting to here that WOO-HOO!!!

Good luck.

Dr. Bob

Should we really rely on CDC?

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