Why Have Vaccines For HIV Not Been Effective
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HIV/AIDS Vaccine Is Found to Be Partly Effective at Preventing HIV Infection, but Advocates Express SkepticismAfter 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 from HIV. The... Read more »
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Stanford University, School of MedicineTwo 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 »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello,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 »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi,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 »
Cornell University, Weill Medical CollegeShort answer: I doubt that the flu vaccine had much effect on your CD4 count. Regarding the viral load, as you note, it is best to wait a couple of weeks after giving the vaccine to check that test since it may transiently blip up after the vaccine.... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyRead 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 »
Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies(article courtesy of RedFlagsDaily.com)
I told you so. I told you so in the scientific literature. I told you so on the internet. I told you that an HIV vaccine would never work.
This week, the long-awaited results from an independent trial of the... Read more »
Posted by AnonymousWednesday, 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 Anonymous, 2 RepliesNovel Vaccine Activates HIV Immunity, Slows AIDS Virus
Monday, November 29, 2004
By Daniel J. DeNoon
It worked in mice. It worked in monkeys. And now in humans, a therapeutic vaccine has stopped HIV in its tracks.
The vaccine is made from a patient's... Read more »
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