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Molecular Basis Of HIV Vaccines Currently Being Tested

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AIDS Vaccines

What Is a Vaccine? How Does a Vaccine Work? What's Different About AIDS Vaccines? How Are AIDS Vaccines Tested? How Close Are We to an AIDS Vaccine? What About People Who Are Already Infected? What Else Is Being Studied? Next Steps What Is a Vaccine? The body's immune system normally reacts to anything it recognizes as foreign and tries to eliminate it. A vaccine is a substance that helps the immune system respond to a...
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Hebatitis B vacination and HIV Test (HEPATITIS B VACCINE AND HIV TESTS, 2009)

Dear Doctor,I have just proceeded a donation and wondering how to do a blank donations to be directly withdrawn from my accounts quarterly, a small amount but feel to do it.I have searched troughs your treads and did not find such subject posed...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Hermes,1.Yes, a three-month HIV-antibody test is recommended if you want a definitive and conclusive result. I agree with the doctor that you've had way too many HIV tests already and that most likely you are HIV negative. Your... Read more »

Should I start treatment based on current test results?

Dear Doc,I have HBV for a while and just found out about it. My test results areHep B surface Antigen ( reactive )Hep B surface Antibody ( non-reactive )Hep B Core AB Total ( reactive )Hep BE Antigen ( non-reactive )Hep BE Antibody ( reactive )Hep B...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I would hold off on any treatment since it sounds like this is a new diagnosis. Furthermore your liver function tests are coming down so I wonder if you are going to clear this infection especially with a viral load of only 17000. I would simply... 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 »

case basis

You are the most helpful doctor here! thank you for helping us dr. keith! i woould just like to know,what are the chances of survival for an AIDS stage patient who have survive multiple infections? if a person feels ok, and no current infection...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Patients with clinical AIDS who have stabilized and are taking HAART can often do well for very long perionds of time. I have scores of patients who were sick with AIDS extending back to the late 1980s and early 1990s who continue to do very well... Read more »
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Current Treatment Options, and Prospects

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I just want to know, how good are the currently available treatments, and what are the prospects for newly infected persons? The new drugs, anounced at the Retroconference, when do you think they will be available, and what effect are they going to... Read more »

Current testing Questions

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
With so much info out there, most of it contradictory, I wanted to ask....... given todays most widely used testing 1st and 2nd gen Elisa's (assume that the most advanced 3rd/ 4th gen tests are not used) are there any recent documented cases of... Read more »

Question regarding HEP vaccination and HIV concerns

Posted by change33, 1 Reply
I had a VDRL done as a follow up to my exposure to Chlamydia Jan 5 . Walk in clinics are the norm where I live because of how hard it is to find a regular doctor that has room for new patience. Just in case you'r wondering why I didn't ask him.....I... Read more »

MORE GOOD NEWS! Therapeutic Vaccine Is Working!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Dr. David Ho: "It's terrific. I would say full speed ahead for this particular research program."

The results "are extremely encouraging and what many of us had hoped we's see when the trial started," echoed Dr. Robert Schooley.

"There's still a long... Read more »