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Why Has The Hiv Vaccine Not Been Successful

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Vaccine Success May Take Decade to Unravel Why it Works

Last week's startling good news from an HIV vaccine trial in Thailand raises many questions about why the shots reduced HIV infection risk by 31 percent compared with a placebo. [The details of the experiment were summarized in CDC Prevention News... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Simian Version of HIV Vaccine Shows Success; Human Version to Be Developed, Tested

The New York Times reports on the study of a vaccine tested in monkeys infected with simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), a close relative of HIV, which showed nine of the 16 monkeys given the vaccine "slowly 'cleared' the virus and now appear... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Spanish HIV Vaccine Shows 90 Percent Success in Early Trial

An experimental HIV vaccine has produced a 90 percent immune response in a small group of healthy human subjects, researchers in Spain have reported. The MVA-B vaccine is composed of bits of noninfectious HIV genetic material, said the scientists... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Can we hope for a curative HIV vaccine? (VACCINE TRIALS, 2009)

Hi Dr. and thanks for your dedication & permanent support to all of us, you are wonderful.What is your opinion about the new preventive HIV vaccine? Do you think that we can build on it to have a curative vaccine soon? I know that you are...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The news about the limited success of the recent AIDS prevention vaccine trial was unexpected and certainly welcomed, considering the numerous vaccine trial failures over the past decade. However, I agree with Tony Foci that this is not a... Read more »

HIV vaccine

I read that the vaccine for HIV has been suceesfully tested on rats with cent percent success rate...Are we going to win the race?...
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
Hopefully. But we are still a ways off on a viable HIV vaccine that protects people from getting infected.... Read more »

HIV Vaccine question

I see alot of information on this site about vaccine trials. I was wondering if the efforts to find a vaccine are only targeted for Negative people and whether a vaccine would be effective for those of us Positive people....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi.There are two different types of vaccines: (1) preventative vaccines to prevent an illness and (2) therapeutic vaccines to heighten the immune response in fighting an infection that's already present. Unfortunately we haven't been... Read more »

HIV Vaccines available and effective?

In searching the web I see little about results of HIV vaccines started in '97. Do you have any summaries or can you refer to any website that focuses on vaccines? Also, since my lover's HIV test labeled two forms of the virus, would a...
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
Two strategies continue to be worked on, preventative and therapeutic vaccines. The first is to prevent infection. The second is to enhance the immune system of those already infected. Types of vaccines have included subunit (envelop protein), whole... Read more »
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HIV Vaccine could be commercially available in five years.

Posted by new2this2010, 1 Reply
HIV Vaccine: Western University Researchers Report Success In Trials
The Huffington Post Canada | Posted: 09/04/2013 15:00 BST | Updated: 04/09/2013 16:12 BST

"Sumagen, the South Korean biotech firm sponsoring the vaccine, cited manufacturing, as... Read more »

HIV vaccine in the making

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Read this article below and someone explain a couple of things to me..i am a health care professional, and part of my job is HIV/AIDS education. during my trainin on HIV i was told and (i teach this as well to my students) that people can't get HIV... Read more »

HIV med success stories?

Posted by sunkyst, 7 Replies
Does anyone here have any success stories with HIV meds i.e. you've been on treatment for a while and it's working well for you without too many serious side effects? Read more »

Any one use a HIV dating site successfully?

Posted by GentNearMelrose, 9 Replies
Eventually some of us grow up and figure things out. That's where I'm at.

I am some one that is intelligent, secure, and very resilient. I see life as being filled with many wonderful blessing and as a real chance to experience bliss as much as... Read more »