The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

Human Experimentation And Medicine In Hiv

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Experimental Drug Blocks HIV/SIV Transmission in Monkeys, Study Says; Could Lead to HIV-Blocking Microbicide for Humans

An experimental drug has blocked the transmission of an HIV/SIV hybrid in monkeys and may be used in the development of an HIV-blocking microbicide in humans, according to a study published in the Oct. 15 issue of the journal Science , Reuters ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

China Begins Human Clinical Trial Testing Experimental HIV/AIDS Vaccine

Chinese scientists on Saturday administered an experimental HIV/AIDS vaccine to eight people, beginning the country's first human clinical trial of such a vaccine, Reuters reports (Reuters News, 3/12). Chen Jie, deputy director of the country's... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Experimental HIV Vaccines Likely Will Offer Limited Immunity, Might Delay Onset of AIDS, Commentary Says

Many of the most promising experimental HIV vaccines in development will offer only limited immunity against the virus but might delay the onset of AIDS, Anthony Fauci, director of NIH 's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases , and... Read more »
Ask the Experts

symptoms/experimental hiv test

hello, last week i passed a kidney stone and after x-ray and a cat scan i was informed that i had an enlarged spleen. I also have swollen lymph glands and low platelets along with a 4.0 white cell count. The following day i tested reactive to a 20...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
A number of rapid HIV tests are being developed; some are more accurate than others. Since I don't know which experimental test you took, I can't give you any specific data about the accuracy (sensitivity and specificity, in medical... Read more »

Experimental Treatments Effective?

The article at an experimental electrical treatment method for HIV and other viruses.Are the studies cited therein with respect to neutralization of HIV in a petri dish by...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
I'd put off answering your question because you've raised so many questions, but I think I'll answer it with a single point. The shortanswer to all of your questions is "I don't know." Now it may sound bad for an AIDS... Read more »

Experimental drug could potentially cure any viral infection (science

ScienceDaily (Aug. 26, 2011) Most bacterial infections can be treated with antibiotics such as penicillin, discovered decades ago. However, such drugs are useless against viral infections, including influenza, the common cold, and deadly...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi, Franco.Yes, I have been following this line of research. It looks promising, but is still quite a long way away from even beginning human trials. If it makes it that far, there would still be a lengthy process to prove efficacy and safety before... Read more »

Follw Up: experimental therapies

"Thank you for your post.VIRxSYS is working on a gene therapy strategy where a patients CD4 cells are removed, engineered to be resistant to HIV infection and then reinfused. Very preliminary results were published in the last year showing that...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Thank you for expressing your sentiments. Research is sorely needed in many areas of medicine. This requires resources and money as well as dedication by the nations of the world that treatments are available not based on someone's wealth but... Read more »
Connect With Others

DIY Experimental Treatment

Posted by Hopdinkmoopwop, 1 Reply
Don't be scared by the title, I'm not saying anybody should stop taking their ARV medication, and I'm not saying you should do daily blood transfusions with a goat while drunk in order to try to kill the virus- that would be stupid.

I'm here because... Read more »

retrovirus HIV human made?

Posted by vaccineman, 2 Replies
I dont know if this topic is appropriate here but i always wondered if HIV was man made. For what I know scientists started playing with viruses in 1905 then came WW2 with all those experiments of the NAZI labs ( very advanced for their time). The... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
ALL human blood tests HIV positive. THat's why it has to be diluter 51 times just for an antibody test.
The disclaimer on the ELISA, The Western Blot, and the Viral Load Test:
"There is NO RECOGNIZED STANDARD for detecting the absence or presence of... Read more »