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Hiv Preventative Vaccine Development

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AIDS InfoNet

AIDS Vaccines

...Vaccines can help individuals by protecting them against a disease or by helping them fight the disease. For a community, vaccines can lower the overall infection rate and help stop the spread of a disease. See Vaccinations and HIV fact sheet 207 for more information on vaccinations that can help people with HIV prevent some common diseases. How Does a Vaccine Work? A healthy immune system fights anything it thinks is foreign. It...
Ask the Experts

Vaccine efficacy

I was wondering about the efficacy of vaccine development. If it is so difficult to develop a vaccine for HIV because of its constant mutations and the different clades, why do we invest so much time and money into developing a vaccine? Thank you...
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
...Yes those are problems associated with HIV vaccine development, but it remains the most important mechanism to prevent further infections. I think we will get a viable vaccine at some point. Read more »

Samir Chachoua (HIV VACCINE)

dr. bob please watch this- do you know this guy???? (Submitted Jul 16, 2008)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXXXXXXThis is some youtube posting of the lost cure for cancer and hiv. Please tell me what you think about it. Thank you.SebbyHi Dr....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Sebby,Many people send me links to "lost cures for HIV/cancer/AIDS." If I were to comment about them all, I wouldn't be able to answer so many other questions, like the closeted rightwing Read more »

Enrolling women for HIV vaccine trials

I understand the importance of having an HIV vaccine and more so, a cure. However, is it right to carry out trials in developing countries where there is less monitoring and less consequences? The urguement is that the researchers need participants...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...This forum is dedicated to HIV-positive folks, particularly those who have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, Read more »

Dr. Robert Gallo thinks a vaccine witin in 5 years!

Dr. Bob: Hi. I just read that Gallo thinks a working vaccine may arrive within 5 years. WHat is your take on this? And do you think the infected might yeild some use from this vaccine?Many thanks for your reply and service at thebody.com.Duncan from...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...before a vaccine is really ready for prime time. There are 2 types of vaccines - "Preventative" to prevent becoming infected with HIV and "Therapeutic" to stimulate the immune system of a person with the virus in hopes of improving immune control... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Montagnier Emphasizes Importance of HIV Prevention Amid Efforts to Develop Vaccine, Cure

... Luc Montagnier -- who shared the 2008 Nobel Prize in medicine for his work in the discovery of HIV -- on Monday during a speech in Canada said that the rush to develop an HIV/AIDS vaccine or cure should not deemphasize the importance Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New HIV/AIDS Research Center in Cameroon to Help Develop Vaccine Against Vertical HIV Transmission

... An HIV/AIDS research center in Yaounde, Cameroon, that opened last month plans to help develop a vaccine to prevent infants from contracting Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Researchers Develop Vaccine Candidate That Is Successful in Blocking Simian Version of HIV

... Researchers have successfully blocked SIV, the simian version of HIV, using a new technique that could help lead to the development of an effective HIV/AIDS vaccine, the Philadelphia Inquirer Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Vaccine More Than Decade Away, Bill Gates Says; Funding Development of Vaccine Main Goal of Gates Foundation

...Journal . HIV continually mutates during its lifecycle in the human body, and there are different strains of the virus, making vaccine development complicated, according to the Journal . "In the natural course of HIV infection, the virus wins... Read more »
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Important: share your take on Living With HIV

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 1 Reply
... Hi, There are a lot of people out there today spreading the idea that living with HIV is now just "a piece of cake", "no worse than living with diabetes", and so forth. As a result, the urgency to fund research Read more »

Important: Share YOUR take on Living With HIV.

Posted by BrokenWingedBird
... Hi, There are a lot of people out there today spreading the idea that living with HIV is now just "a piece of cake", "no worse than living with diabetes", and so forth. As a result, the urgency to fund research Read more »

Important: share YOUR take on Living With HIV.

Posted by BrokenWingedBird
... Hi, There are a lot of people out there today spreading the idea that living with HIV is now just "a piece of cake", "no worse than living with diabetes", and so forth. As a result, the urgency to fund research Read more »

Important: Share YOUR take on Living With HIV.

Posted by BrokenWingedBird
... Hi, There are a lot of people out there today spreading the idea that living with HIV is now just "a piece of cake", "no worse than living with diabetes", and so forth. As a result, the urgency to fund research Read more »