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Hiv Dna Vaccine

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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 screening tests...
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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 »

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 »

Your suggestion of a HIV DNA test?

Thank you again for answering my question from last month. I saw my doctor last week and showed him a printout of my question to you and your answer. He was not clear on what sort of "HIV DNA" test you were suggesting and asked that I contact you...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Yes, the "qualitative DNA PCR" is used to detect cell-associated Proviral DNA, including HIV reservoirs in peripheral CD4 cells and has a sensitivity down to approximately 5 copies/106 cells. However, this test is not considered sufficiently... 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 »
Treatment Action Group

Simian Success is still problematic to prioritize promising approaches. What are the regulatory hurdles to testing a combination of an HIV DNA vaccine and IL-2/Ig in humans? At least three different teams have tested HIV DNA vaccines in humans, so the DNA... Read more »
Body Positive

Vaccine Approaches Currently In Development

...cellular immune responses. Another advantage of DNA vaccines is that they can be produced relatively inexpensively. Companies with HIV DNA vaccine development programs include Merck, PMC, and Chiron, and smaller biotechnology companies such as... Read more »
AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition

Nine Years and Counting: Will We Have an HIV Vaccine by 2007?

...Phase II trials in 1997. DNA vaccines have shown promise in animal tests, but only one company has launched human trials of HIV DNA vaccines. Moreover, for the companies pursuing this approach, the commitment is as much to the DNA technology... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Updated, Annotated Preventive Vaccine Pipeline Table

...Monday webcast , last session of the day) which indicated that 1 out of 26 recipients developed a detectable T cell response HIV DNA vaccine + IL-12 DNA vaccines encoding HIV-1 clade B gag and IL-12 NIAID, Wyeth Phase I • Data... Read more »
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Cure for HIV not discussed

Posted by new2this2010, 5 Replies
Why does no one on here EVER discuss cure? This is strange to me that no one seems to even be concerned about a cure at all. Everything is being discussed except a cure. There is something wrong with the fact that no one is even concerned about a... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous
Blame the chimps! - Scientists say that they have solved the mystery about the origin of HIV published: Wednesday | May 31, 2006 EULALEE THOMPSON CONSPIRACY THEORIES abound - a polio vaccine mishap, biological warfare by the Russians, a plot to... 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 forms of the virus from replicating, CBC News... Read more »

Hiv Dna By Pcr

Posted by shadow1234567, 1 Reply
This is one good test and I pay big bucks to make sure i'm home free so I can live life to Britney Fullest world. Cause I have taken lease 31 hiv tests from eia imca and western blot and rna and naat testing and dna . all NEGATIVE WOO HOO NOW I'M... Read more »