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Alvac And Hiv

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Treatment Action Group

Cause for Caution on the Results of the ALVAC/AIDSVAX HIV Vaccine Efficacy Trial: More Marginal Than "Modest"

New York, N.Y. -- Yesterday it was reported that an HIV vaccine regimen led to a marginal but statistically significant degree of protection against acquisition of HIV infection. The only information provided by the trial sponsors in their press... Read more »
International AIDS Vaccine Initiative

IAVI Statement on Results of Phase III ALVAC-AIDSVAX Trial in Thailand

New York, NY -- The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) greeted with excitement today's announcement by the U.S. Military HIV Research Program and the Thai Ministry of Public Health that, according to an initial analysis, a prime-boost... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

AFP Examines Recent HIV Vaccine Findings

Agence France-Presse examines how two recent studies have "boosted morale" among HIV vaccine researchers who have struggled for decades to develop a viable vaccine to protect people from the virus. "On September 3, researchers in the United States... Read more »
Ask the Experts


Dear Doctors,I have been reading on the web a number of different reports regarding DNA VACCINES and a vaccine called ALVAC. How can these items help people who are HIV positive?Thank youStaten Island NY...
Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

Response from Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

University of Utah, School of Medicine
Hi there in Staten Island,This has been the most encouraging year yet in vaccine development. There has been good, but preliminary news on vaccines that are based on DNA, as well as what are called "vectored vaccines" meaning another... Read more »


Dear Dr.Thanks for your response. Below is a web link from HIVand regarding the ALVAC vaccine and the clinical trials. opinion would be appreciated.ThanksStaten Island NY...
Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

Response from Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

University of Utah, School of Medicine
Dear Staten Island.This is an interesting study. I was not at the meeting, so I did not hear the full presentation. The title is a bit misleading - ALVAC is what we call a vectored-vaccine, using a form of pox virus that occurs in birds. DNA-based... Read more »

Alvac VCP1433 y Lipo-6T.

Hola Dr. Buen dia!! Soy recien infectado y pues he estado leyendo en internet todo lo referente a esta emfermedad y tambien el tema de la vacunas terapeuticas donde a veces los resultados no son tan buenos, pero encontre articulos viejos del 2003...
Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Response from Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Frascino Medical Group
Hola,S, los resultados de este estudio francs fueron alentadores: 70 portadores que tomaban terapia antirretroviral con un recuento de CD4 por encima de 350 y cargas virales indetectables fueron asignados aleatoriamente a dos grupos. Aqullos que... Read more »


Dear Dr. Bob:Thanks for your sterling job you offer to the community. My question is: the HIV virus is the most studied virus and its behavior as well as functionality is well-known. Why then no vaccine has yet been developed though billions of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Former WW,The failure to develop a therapeutic or preventative vaccine against HIV has absolutely nothing to do with Big Pharma's profits or scientific researches' jobs and funding grants. That is conspiracy-theory nonsense. The... Read more »
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