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Issues Surrounding The Creation Of An HIV Vaccine

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

Issues Surrounding Ending of HIV Vaccine Trial Agreement in Chicago Examined

Officials from the Chicago-based Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, "the largest outpatient infectious disease clinic in the Midwest " has decided against participating in an HIV vaccine trial being conducted by Atlanta-based GeoVax Labs, "citing... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Angolan Official Calls for Creation of Parliamentary HIV/AIDS Commission

Joao Lourenco, first deputy speaker of Angola's National Assembly, on Tuesday called for the creation of a parliamentary HIV/AIDS commission to address issues surrounding the disease, the Angola Press reports. According to Lourenco, members of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise Issues Guidelines to Accelerate Vaccine Development

The Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise coordinating committee in the February issue of PLoS Medicine issued a "roadmap" to accelerate the development of an effective HIV vaccine through "new collaboration, resources and strategic focus," Reuters... Read more »
Ask the Experts

creation of deases/infection

what is the pathogenic organism that causes/creates Aids/HIV's? ...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) *is* the organism that leads to AIDS. AIDS is defined by a variety of unusual medical complications (infections and cancers), caused by severe immune suppression.BY... Read more »


A week ago my 17-year-old daughter received a letter from Red Cross indicating she screened HIV positive after donating at a recent blood drive. Results were HIV-1/HIV-2 Positive, Confirmatory Indeterminate, NAT Negative. Retesting was done at a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Thanks for your post. Yes, we are trying to get this more recent information out to a wider audience. The influenza vaccine changes from year to year to cover the most likely flu strain candidates for the coming flu season. We do have recent... Read more »

Gardasil (HPV) vaccine for those already with HPV (HPV Vaccine for MEN) (GARDASIL) VACCINE (HPV)

I'm a 43 year old man with HPV already, awaiting biopsy results to see if I have anal cancer as we speak. Is it a waist of time and resources to get the Gardasil (HPV) vaccine at this time, or will it help down the road whether I have anal...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Gardasil is a preventative, not a therapeutic vaccine. Consequently if you already have the HPV strains contained within the vaccine, getting inoculated will not provide any help. I'll reprint some information about Gardasil from the... Read more »


I am man, 43 y.o. and HIV+.May I take the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,There are no specific contraindications to getting the Gardasil (HPV) vaccine for those who are HIV infected. However, what we don't know for certain just yet is whether or not it is equally effective in HIVers compared to the... Read more »
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vaccine hope-just thought this might help

Posted by Anonymous
Wednesday, 14 June, 2000, 18:05 GMT 19:05 UK
Live HIV vaccine 'is possible'
Scientists are developing a live vaccine for HIV that
cannot infect the people it is supposed to protect.

New Scientist magazine reports that a US team has
created a hybrid of... Read more »


Posted by DUDE
The worldwide search for an HIV vaccine received a boost Thursday as the
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) announced funding
of nine U.S. clinical units of the new HIV Vaccine Trials Network... Read more »

concerned on many issues

Posted by malias90, 1 Reply
I was diagnosed with Encephalitis. I have no memory of childhood and forward. Has anyone or who you have known had HIV Encephalitis w/severe memory loss. A research group doing HIV and Neuropsychological and the effect HIV has on the brain, anyone... Read more »

Traveling to Africa/Yellow Fever Vaccination

Posted by travelingguy
Hey, got a question. I am going to be traveling to Togo and Benin in about three months. I CAN NOT get my doctor to give me the "blessing" to go ahead and get the Yellow Fever Vaccination. Although, I have had it once before back in like 1994,... Read more »