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Recent News On Hiv Vaccine

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

Recent Releases: Newsletter on HIV/AIDS Treatment, Clinical Trials; Hepatitis C Treatment Program; Articles on AIDS Law, Vaccine Research

AIDSinfo E-News : The new, weekly e-mail newsletter from AIDSinfo, a service of HHS , offers updates on HIV/AIDS research, clinical trials, prevention and treatment (AIDSinfo, 2/18). Commitment to Community Program, National Alliance of State... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Recent Releases: IAVI Report on Global Impact of AIDS Vaccine, Brief on Advanced Market Commitment for Vaccine Development

The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative recently released a report and brief discussing different aspects of HIV/AIDS vaccine development. Summaries of two of the resources are below. "Estimating the Global Impact of an AIDS Vaccine ": The... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

AFP Examines Recent HIV Vaccine Findings

Agence France-Presse examines how two recent studies have "boosted morale" among HIV vaccine researchers who have struggled for decades to develop a viable vaccine to protect people from the virus. "On September 3, researchers in the United States... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Recent infection lab work and vaccines

Dear MarkI am a 33yo man from athens greece i test it positive for Hiv(treatment naive) in last june. My labs is as follow 7/5/2007:VL:6290, cd4:1015 cd4%:35.1%,cd8:967 cd8%:33.5%, B cells 18,9%(525)NK cells 6.6%(182).T4/T8 ratio:1.0In 10/11/2007:VL...
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
Those numbers look great. It is always difficult to determine when people need treatment given your numbers.There is no problem with getting the pneumovax and influenza vaccines at the same time or 3 days apart. You will get protection equally well... Read more »

recent news on HRT for HIV positive women?

Hello,I am 32 and seroconverted 2 years ago. In the past year I have noticed increasing fatigue, headaches, joint pain and weight gain. I am currently on a drug holiday (3 months). My symptoms haven't changed (better or worse)since starting...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
I would be very surprised if you were in the earl stages of menopause at age 32; I think it is likely that your symptoms may be unrelated to your HIV infection and the fact that they did not change when antiretroviral therapy[ ART] was stopped is a... Read more »

Recent illnesses, vaccinations, viral load/resistance

Dr. Holodniy,I contracted HIV 8 months ago, and started d4t, 3tc, and efavirenz 6 months ago. At the time my viral load was 120,000 and CD4 550. The VL decreased by one log after a month of treatment, but was not <50 until two months ago. My...
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
Dear SF, I think your viral load suppression curve actually looked pretty good and well within the time frame we expect folks to get to < 50. Most of the data on viral load increases has been in people on no therapy, or suboptimal therapy. In... Read more »

Recent vaccines could affect ELISA results?

I tested ELISA positive and 22 days after, the immunoblot gives indeterminate, my last exposure was about 8 months before ELISA. 5 days before the ELISA I received FLU and tetanos (forgive me, I don't know the word in english) vaccines, could...
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
Vaccines create specific antibody responses toward the antigen (protein) that is being introduced. There can be some nonspecific immune activation as well. Periodic reports have surfaced over the years regarding false positive HIV antibody tests... Read more »
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recent news on late seroconversion: read last line

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies

Morpeth et al also described a single unusual case in which an individual did not develop an antibody response for one year after first having a viral load of more than 10 million copies/mL. This... Read more »

some vaccine news - hope springs eternal

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
September 1 2000

MP is first to test Aids vaccine

MP yesterday became the first
person to take part in clinical
trials of an Aids vaccine... 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 »

HIV News - Treatment - Vacc.

Posted by Frank1964
There are very positive results from new vaccine research, so I thought to share this with you all. I know and hpoe that a cure is not far away. GOD bless us all.

1. Here is the first one:

2. Here is... Read more »