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Would a potential vaccine help those already infected?

Jul 29, 1998

This may seem like a dumb question, but it is one that rarely goes answered: Let's assume for the sake of this question that a potentail vaccine for hiv/aids were to become available. Is the current hypothesis amongst those in the medical field that this would only aid those who are currently NOT infected with the virus or, could it potentially also help those who are hiv+ as well.

Thanks, and you truly are a god-send to those who need questions answered in a difficult time in their life.

Response from Mr. Sowadsky

Hi. Thank you for your question. The answer to your question is actually quite simple: nobody knows. We will not know the answer to a question like this, until a vaccine becomes available. Considering that a vaccine will realistically not be available for years, it will be quite some time before anyone will be able to answer this question.

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If you have any further questions, please feel free to call the Centers for Disease Control at 1.800.232.4636 (Nationwide).

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