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Why Have Vaccines For HIV Not Been Effective

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AIDS InfoNet

Vaccinations and HIV

...immunizations, are treatments that build up your body's defenses against certain infections. For example, many people get flu shots each fall. It can take a few weeks for your immune system to respond after a vaccination. Most vaccines are used to prevent infections. However, others help your body fight an infection that you already have. These are called "therapeutic vaccines." See Fact Sheet 480 for more information on therapeutic...
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 Read more »

Vaccines and HIV testing

Hi Dr. Franscino,After reading a recent post I'm a little concerned. The post mentioned that a recent Gardasil vaccine and flu vaccine gave one girl a false positive HIV test. Would it be possible to have a counter effect? Would a flu vaccine,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,No, absolutely not. The immune system and immune response to vaccinations do not work that way!! Relax Max. Your fears are unwarranted.Dr. Bob Read more »

Flu vaccine dangerous during actute HIV infection?

Is it dangerous to be administered influenza (or other) vaccines if you were recently infected with HIV?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...beneficial effects of appropriate vaccinations far outweigh any even theoretical risks associated with a transient increase in plasma HIV viral load.Dr. Bob Read more »

Vaccines against HIV and AIDS

WHEN I TURNED ON THE CNN NEWS THE OTHER NIGHT I CAUGHT THE END OF A STORY ABOUT A NEW VACCINE THAT PREVENTS HIV IN AS MANY AS 50% OR MORE PEOPLE NOW IN TRIAL/TESTING. CAN YOU SHED SOME LIGHT ON THIS SUBJECT, OR AT LEAST CLUE ME IN ON WHAT IS GOING...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...preliminary, and conclusions as to how effective they are in people are unknown at this time. For more information about experimental vaccines, visit the website of the AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service (ACTIS). The vaccine information... Read more »
Articles
The Body PRO

HIV/AIDS Vaccine Experts Discuss Hopes and Fears for the Future of Vaccine Development

... Myles is the editorial director of TheBody.com and TheBodyPRO.com. Before AIDS 2010 had even officially begun, some of the luminaries in the HIV/AIDS vaccine field gathered to talk about how bright and bubbly Read more »
The Body

HIV/AIDS Vaccine Is Found to Be Partly Effective at Preventing HIV Infection, but Advocates Express Skepticism

... After years of failure and frustration, a major breakthrough has been announced in the field of HIV/AIDS vaccine development: For the first time, a vaccine candidate has been found to be at least partly effective in protecting humans Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Researchers, Government Officials Track Progress, Forecast Challenges Ahead for HIV Vaccine Development

...and future challenges in the development of a vaccine that protects against HIV, FierceVaccines reports (Carroll, 9/29). The AIDS Vaccine 2010 meeting, which kicked off Tuesday, will run through Friday, according to the website for the... Read more »
The Well Project

AIDS Vaccines

...going forward? What could an AIDS vaccine do? How long will it take to find an AIDS vaccine that works? How are AIDS vaccines tested? Do vaccine trials do anything to help reduce the participant's risk of becoming infected with HIV? ... Read more »
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HIV vaccine in the making

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...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 »

AIDS VACCINE question

Posted by cassiusp
...a road trip organized from south florida for a bunch of poz guys to go and participate on the trial studies going on for the HIV vaccine in DC. But before I can start this endeavor I want to get to know as much as I can about the vaccine trials.... Read more »

HIV Vaccine Scam

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...vaccine would never work. This week, the long-awaited results from an independent trial of the world?s best hope for stopping AIDS with a vaccine have shown it to be a failure, disaster, catastrophe, folly, gigantic waste of human effort, time,... Read more »

vaccine for AIDS

Posted by onmission, 4 Replies
Mail back to onmission@rediffmail.com for further information. Read more »