Novel Vaccine Stops HIV

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Novel Vaccine Stops HIV

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Human Test: Novel Vaccine Stops HIV

http://my.webmd.com/content/article/97/ ... 5024_hv_03
It worked in mice. It worked in monkeys. And now in humans, a therapeutic vaccine has stopped HIV in its tracks.
After getting three under-the-skin injections of the tailor-made vaccine, the amount of HIV in the patients' blood (called the viral load) dropped by 80%. After a year, eight of the 18 patients still had a 90% drop in HIV levels. All patients' T-cell counts stopped dropping.
And my favorite part:
Similar approaches are being explored for the treatment of cancer and long-term viral infections such as hepatitis C.
However, even if this leads to the cure for cancer, i'd worry that we'd end up with a hybred aids or hybred cancer virus that becomes immune. However, I watch too many sci-fi movies.
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Hmmmm... the first effective anti-viral drugs! It won't help for cancer (which isn't a parasite disease but actually a mutation) but it could be used to cure the common cold... and ear infections that aren't caused by bacteria. (Antibiotics taking care of the ones that are)
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That's suprissingly good news. :)
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it can cure HIV, but i still want colds to keep me from school!
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That's extremely good news!
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It's about time...
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It's great news!

Especially for the ones that don't use protection and sleep with everyone they can! :thumbsup:
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Mr. Worm wrote: Especially for the ones that don't use protection and sleep with everyone they can! :thumbsup:
Wait... that was *you* last night? Oh crud...
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Mr. Worm wrote:It's great news!

Especially for the ones that don't use protection and sleep with everyone they can! :thumbsup:
Yes! Now all people have to worry about is herpes, gonorrhea, crabs, etc ... joy<i><b>!!</b></i>
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well hopefully there will be a cure for all those from a few modifications to this Drug
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emmzee wrote:
Mr. Worm wrote:It's great news!

Especially for the ones that don't use protection and sleep with everyone they can! :thumbsup:
Yes! Now all people have to worry about is herpes, gonorrhea, crabs, etc ... joy<i><b>!!</b></i>

haha, crabs... that reminds me of the ATHF episode where Frylock makes that shrink/grow-ray thing...

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Oz wrote:it can cure HIV, but i still want colds to keep me from school!
HIV can keep you from school as well.
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That is so awsome to hear that it can cure HIV :thumbsup:
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I can cure HIV as well with a flick of my magical fingers! I remember a long time ago in elementary school that I had like a big red mark on my head from laying in the grass. Everybody said that I had HIV. I told them what HIV was, they didn't listen, so I ran away and hid in the woods.
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And he has been there ever since.
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really? there ever since? :laugh:
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Yeah. I am a pro-Hobo. I sneak around and survive from eating out of people's garbage cans and squirrels that I catch.
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