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HIV Vaccine Ready For Human Clinical Trials

Oregon Health & Science University’s Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute has created a vaccine that has managed to prevent rhesus monkeys from becoming infected by HIV. The vaccine has proved to be so successful, that it is being readied for human clinical trials. It looks like an HIV vaccine could finally be here.

Belfast Telegraph reports:

An experimental vaccine could prove to be the ultimate weapon against AIDS, research suggests.

Studies indicate it has the potential to clear the body of all traces of the AIDS virus, HIV.

Uniquely, the injected vaccine is carried by a persistent virus which remains in the body for life.

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) enables the immune system to be constantly on the alert for HIV.

Researchers in the US used different versions of the vaccine against a monkey form of the AIDS virus, Simian Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV), with outstanding results.

The findings suggest the vaccine could be effective enough to rid the body of immunodeficiency virus completely, according to the scientists writing in the journal ‘Nature’.

Results from the study suggest that the vaccine is strong enough to completely rid the human body of any HIV infection should exposure occur. While human clinical trials could take years before the vaccine is certified for human inoculation, this could very well be the silver bullet for HIV, folks.

Truly remarkable! Our gratitude and support goes out to Dr. Louis Picker and the rest of the Oregon Health & Science University’s Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute. Keep up the good work!

  •  WOW! This is HUGE!

  • Anonymous

     yeah, i am a skeptic too, unfortunately. i have heard it all before.  maybe when i start to see results, i’ll buy it. 

  • Zach Flores

    I have mixed feelings about this.  There was hype about potential HIV vaccine some years ago, but it failed.  We’ll have to wait and see, I suppose. 

  • ShowMeGuy

    Don’t sell off your stocks in condom companies……there is still a VERY long road yet to travel. 

  • Jim

    Um, I hate to be Debbie Downer – I really do –
    but we’ve heard this song before. So I’ll reserve judgement because I’m
    not sure how you vaccinate against a virus that mutates constantly. If
    there ever IS a vaccine, I’m sure it’s going to be like the Flu Shot.
    Which means that you’ll have to get constant boosters or shots against
    new strains.

  •  Ok i’m a little skeptical at this point cause there are a lot of drugs claiming to rid the body of HIV but unless this one is tested then I just don’t buy it. to rid the body of HIV but unless this one is tested then I just don’t buy it.

  • Scott

    After 30 years or so, I am a bit of a skeptic.  However, I am willing to believe that we are finally getting close to at least a prevention.  If it is also a cure, that would be fantastic.  I would be willing to try it.