Researchers: Getting Close To Finding HIV Vaccine

Researchers in Spain Wednesday announced the development of a prototype vaccine against HIV, the virus that causes aids.

At a news conference in Madrid, researchers said after showing a high level of efficiency in mice and monkeys, testing began in humans a year ago. Of the subjects receiving the vaccine, 95-percent developed bodily defenses and managed to stimulate both the production of cells and antibodies. The next round of tests will be on volunteers already infected with HIV to see if it can be used to treat aids as well as prevent it.


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  • by Anonymous on Oct 3, 2011 at 06:39 PM
    here's an idea... behave yourself
  • by already know a cure on Sep 29, 2011 at 02:59 PM
    common since would tell anyone that if people would quit living gay lifestyles, injectible drugs, have one sexual partner ( husband/wife) then the disease would completely dissolve without having to have a vaccine! this by in large is a disease that is pretty much "asked" for with the exception of the few who end up getting it in the medical field. The education is out there folks!
  • by Anonymous on Sep 29, 2011 at 11:46 AM
    This is terrible news, Obama Snake Oil Company isn't going to be able to blame the spread of AIDS on gay people anymore. How will he justify gays not being able to marry now? Such a sad day.
  • by Bob on Sep 29, 2011 at 11:39 AM
    and the other 5%.......?
  • by Greenville Location: NC on Sep 29, 2011 at 05:43 AM
    I think this is great news. I would be the first in line to receive this vaccine. For those of us who are around this deadly disease on a day to day basis, this is a sigh of relief.
  • by go Location: kin on Sep 29, 2011 at 03:36 AM
    and the side effects are
  • by Wow Location: Kinston on Sep 29, 2011 at 02:40 AM
    I hope that they dont try to force this vaccine onto everyone.
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      by Anonymous on Sep 29, 2011 at 11:45 AM in reply to Wow
      It should be required for every adult and child. You can get AIDS from contact with body fluid, not just having sex. It would be a great precuation and save thousands of lives anually.
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        by ? on Sep 29, 2011 at 01:18 PM in reply to
        What about side effects? What if someone is allergic to it? What if the dead HIV cells in the vaccine reactivate, then everyone has HIV effectively destroying the Human race? Making something mandatory when you know nothing about it is extremely dangerous, granted I would like for it to be greatly encouraged for people to get it (after it has been thoroughly tested on every level) but not ever mandatory.
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        by Dawg on Sep 29, 2011 at 02:17 PM in reply to
        So if this protects against aids but causes cancer or other bad things you are all right with that?
  • by Anonymous on Sep 29, 2011 at 01:15 AM
    Hopefully it treats the infected patients. I would not get a vaccine beforehand because the idea of having a dead HIV inside of me makes me incredibly uncomfortable.
  • by History Student Location: NC on Sep 28, 2011 at 09:35 PM
    President G W Bush saved millions of African's from AIDS. Yes with American tax dollars , will Obama? Goggle the facts if you want the truth!
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      by Dawg on Sep 29, 2011 at 12:57 PM in reply to History Student
      Obama sent stimulus money that was to help the USA, so that African men could be taught how to wash their genitals after sex, so why would he not send more of our money to save the African's from AIDS. http://www.ihatethemedia.com/stimulus-teaching-african-men-to-wash-their-stuff-after-sex
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