ZME Science: We finally have a vaccine that works against HIV (in early tests).
@A myHIVteam Member injectable HIV treatment has been around for about 2 years in Europe for treatment for HIV, the U.S. is just now approving it. The article I posted is for a vaccine, not treatment. Vaccines are treatments to try and help eradicate the issue so nobody gets it in the first place. Seems many people think vaccine and treatment or vaccine and cure are the same thing and it's not. A vaccine is not a cure for people who already have it. We don't need a vaccine, we need a cure. Someone who has never had HIV needs the vaccine so they can't get it.
This is wonderful news. At least we are finally getting closer to having a vaccine that seems to be working good at this point. Lets pray that as it goes through all the Phase trails that it continues to work just as good so that we can get it approved by the CDC and FDA so those most at risk who do not have HIV or AIDS yet can get this vaccine and hopefully works to keep them from getting it.
We've been down this road before. Yes it's promising but too early to get my hopes up. The bottom line is the only way to protect yourself and others is to be safe and responsible. Don't raw dog it just because we're seeing medical advances. There's still a long way to go and there's more than HIV to be cautious of. Just my opinion. I'm really not trying to be negative about the progress but I have gotten excited and let down too many times.
High efficacy rate of 97% Wow! I hope we are turning the corner for the younger generations to enjoy the results of one of our longest struggles
This vaccine is like the vaccines they have for children now these days for chickenpox, measles, polio, etc. Most kids get these vaccines so they do not get chickenpox, measles, polio, etc. But for the people who HAD chickenpox, measles, and polio, those vaccines won't do crap for you. This is what this HIV vaccine will be like. So if you had chickenpox, the chickenpox vaccine won't do you any good. BUT if you had chickenpox, your chances of getting shingles is pretty much 100%. They do have a vaccine now for shingles. So if you get the vaccine for shingles, you more than likely will not get shingles. These vaccines are cures for people who do NOT have the issue. If you already HAVE the issue, the vaccines will NOT do you any good. A vaccine is a cure if you do not have the problem, but if you DO have the problem, it is NOT a cure. This is how I understand vaccines anyway.
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