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Gay Men's Health Crisis

Anal Cancer, HIV and Gay/Bisexual Men

... In the general population, anal cancer is a rare disease. Few people knew about it before Farrah Fawcett made public her struggle with the illness. Among men who have sex with men (MSM), and especially HIV-positive MSM, the incidence of anal cancer is significantly more prevalent and increasing annually. 1 However, the majority of gay and bisexual men know little about the disease, have never been tested for it, nor know that
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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
...vaccine that is given consists of just of a piece of DNA that can make certain HIV proteins when injected into the muscle. This DNA vaccine can induce anti-HIV CD4 and CD8 cells, but only at very low levels. The VRC then uses an adenovirus-based... Read more »

MRKAD5 aids vaccine

Have you got some informations regard the performances of MRKad5 aids vaccine PHASE 2 involving hiv+ people?..Some news from internet confirm that this vaccine is doing very well in the trial..thanks from angelo..
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...section which speaks to the adenovirus vaccines. This Merck vaccine uses an adenovirus vector construct to boost response to the DNA vaccine. Here is a clinical trial link to the web site which has details on the therapeutic... Read more »


Dear Dr.I have been seeing a lot on the wb regarding gene therapy, DNA vaccines and what not. Can anyone add some light to these findings?ThanksBrooklyn NY
Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

Response from Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

University of Utah, School of Medicine
...( and are good places to search. If you want to hear talks and read summaries from the recent state of the are AIDS vaccine 2001 conference, check out the conference web site at surfingATP Read more »

HIV Vaccine?Studies Show Promise

I just saw a clip on our local news (Detroit) that in Colorado reserchers have seen some promising results in mice with a vaccine they are developing. They may start human testing as early as next year. They have taken the DNA from HIV and developed...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
We'll wait and see if this approach is viable. Read more »
AIDS Treatment News

ADVAX, New DNA Vaccine in Human Trial; HIV-Negative Volunteers Needed in New York City or Rochester, NY Areas

...vaccines must deliver proteins to stimulate the body's immune response, and most of them just inject the proteins. But ADVAX is a DNA vaccine; instead of providing the proteins directly, it provides completely synthetic DNA that instructs the... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Simian Success

...funded by the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), the study showed that monkeys immunized with a DNA vaccine and the cytokine Interleukin-2 (IL-2) fused to an immunoglobulin molecule (Ig) appear to be protected... Read more »

Preventive HIV Vaccines

...that normally infects horses), and adenovirus-5 (a human virus that doesn't usually cause serious disease) based vectors. DNA vaccines also introduce HIV genes into the body. Unlike recombinant vector vaccines, DNA vaccines do not rely on a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

China's Human Trials of AIDS Vaccine Going "Smoothly": Researcher

...trials of AIDS vaccines are underway worldwide; most are Phase I trials. On Dec. 1, scientists in Sweden said their trial of a DNA vaccine for HIV was going better than expected. Phase I tests among 40 Swedish volunteers have been successfully... Read more »
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DUDE's News

Posted by DUDE
...researchers from ABL and the University of Massachusetts Medical School will develop and test a DNA vaccine containing genes for envelope proteins from HIV strains isolated around the world. ... Read more »

Cure for HIV not discussed

Posted by new2this2010, 5 Replies
...Everything is being discussed except a cure. There is something wrong with the fact that no one is even concerned about a cure for HIV in these groups and The Body Experts seems to suggest how to live with it but do NOT discuss anything hopeful... Read more »

Just some interesting news...

Posted by Anonymous
...Primate Research Center in Atlanta. "I think it's a very solid study -- and very encouraging," Robinson tells WebMD. Using a DNA vaccine similar to Letvin's -- but using an HIV-carrying smallpox vaccine instead of the immune-boosting protein... Read more »

Scientists Identify Gene That Blocks HIV

Posted by Mssimone, 1 Reply
...Is this a good thing? Scientists Identify Gene That Blocks HIV American and Canadian researchers have identified a human gene called TRIM22 that can block HIV infection by preventing certain Read more »