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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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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
Thank you for your question. Considering that every vaccine against HIV is currently in laboratory studies or in clinical trials, nobody can tell you how well an experimental vaccine works. We do not know how safe or effective any vaccine or... Read more »

will ther e ever be vaccination for hiv/aids

Do you think there will ever be a vaccination for hiv/aids in the near future, which will wipe out the virus from your body once and for all?...
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
Unlikely that such a therapeutic vaccine will erradicate HIV from the body. It is likely that such a vaccine will be found that will stimulate the immune system to significantly suppress and control viral replication.... Read more »

Hepatitis Vaccine: An Important Part of AIDS Treatment Strategy?

Hi, I'm a 43 year old male with AIDS. Currently CD4 count is in the low 300's (was once as low as 24) and viral load is undetectable. I did have the Hepatitis B shots back in the mid-1980's. Recently, when liver function tests were...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Hepatitis A and B vaccines are recommended for all people with HIV especially if they have HCV too. There is a new combination vaccine for hepatitis A and B that combines both into one shot. You can take them either together or separately. If you do... Read more »

Hepatitis Vaccine: An Important Part of AIDS Treatment Strategy?

Hi, I'm a 43 year old male with AIDS. Currently CD4 count is in the low 300's (was once as low as 24) and viral load is undetectable. I did have the Hepatitis B shots back in the mid-1980's. Recently, when liver function tests were...
Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

Response from Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

University of Utah, School of Medicine
Good questions. Hepatitis A vaccine is useful for travelers, gay men, drug users and persons with liver disease (and possibly parents with small children). For this reason, it makes sense for most people with HIV and is routinely recommended.... Read more »
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vaccine for AIDS

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AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition Director

Posted by Anonymous
The AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition (AVAC) is recruiting for an Executive Director to lead the organization's advocacy, education and public policy work. Position is in New York , New York.

Resume Submission Deadline:
December 3, 2003

Start Date:
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AIDS VACCINE question

Posted by cassiusp
Hi Guys,

I want to get 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... Read more »

some vaccine news - hope springs eternal

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
September 1 2000
BRITAIN






MP is first to test Aids vaccine

BY NIGEL HAWKES HEALTH EDITOR
A LIBERAL DEMOCRAT
MP yesterday became the first
person to take part in clinical
trials of an Aids vaccine... Read more »