Global Awareness: An Experimental Vaccine That Prevents HIV Infection

- By Bossip Staff Categories: A "Lil Positivity", For Discussion, News

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This is a good look:

For the first time, an experimental vaccine has prevented infection with the AIDS virus, a watershed event in the deadly epidemic and a surprising result. Recent failures led many scientists to think such a vaccine might never be possible. The vaccine cut the risk of becoming infected with HIV by more than 31 percent in the world’s largest AIDS vaccine trial of more than 16,000 volunteers in Thailand, researchers announced Thursday in Bangkok. Even though the benefit is modest, “it’s the first evidence that we could have a safe and effective preventive vaccine,” Col. Jerome Kim said in a telephone interview. He helped lead the study for the U.S. Army, which sponsored it with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

Even a marginally helpful vaccine could have a big impact. Every day, 7,500 people worldwide are newly infected with HIV; 2 million died of AIDS in 2007, the U.N. agency UNAIDS estimates. “Today marks an historic milestone,” said Mitchell Warren, executive director of the AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition, an international group that has worked toward developing a vaccine. “It will take time and resources to fully analyze and understand the data, but there is little doubt that this finding will energize and redirect the AIDS vaccine field,” he said in a statement. The Thailand Ministry of Public Health conducted the study, which used strains of HIV common in Thailand. Whether such a vaccine would work against other strains in the U.S., Africa or elsewhere in the world is unknown, scientists stressed. “This is a scientific breakthrough,” Thai Health Minister Witthaya Kaewparadai told a news conference in Bangkok. “For the first time ever there is evidence that HIV vaccine has preventative efficacy.”

People, please, please, please! Practice safe sex.

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  • Hannibal

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  • Hannibal

    GOOD STUFF…

  • http://urbanfrugalchic.com Khristal

    Yes..not only can you catch diseases, you know you don’t need NO MORE KIDS ..Strap it up

  • Hannibal

    WHEN U WEAR A RUBBER, YOU CAN’T EVEN FEEL ANYTHING…

  • Nique

    Good news but I think this is just going to be another reason ppl are going to continue to engage in destructive sexual behaviors. “Oh we can just go get the shot”. We need to first address/find a solution as why HIV/AIDS are so high in the blk communities.

  • Anon

    @Hannibal

    I’m sure you’ll fill that burn and itch though w/o it….

  • http://deleted Yasmin

    Thats cool.
    But we still need to practice safe sex.
    I dont understand why so many people arent.

  • LS

    Good Stuff..

  • No u can't be boyfriend #2!

    Anon

    @Hannibal

    I’m sure you’ll fill that burn and itch though w/o it….

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    LOL!

  • Dominique Devereaux

    I always wonder who is volunteering for these experimental vaccines….
    If this pans out it will definitely be HUGE.

  • Hannibal

    LMAO, EVEN WITH CONDOMS THERE IS STILL A VERY HIGH CHANCE OF GETTING A WOMAN PREGNANT OR GETTING A DISEASE. SO CONDOMS ARE VERY INEFFECTIVE. HOPEFULLY THIS VACCINE REALLY WORKS!

  • http://bossip I`ll Talk about what I want to talk about Nucca !

    I didn`t understand the joke at Hannibal can someone explain to it to me ?! I`m sure it`s funny just needs a little explanation.

  • No u can't be boyfriend #2!

    Dominique Devereaux

    I always wonder who is volunteering for these experimental vaccines….
    If this pans out it will definitely be HUGE.

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    I WONDER THE SAME THING!

  • Glok9...All we do iz Spark Mad Izm!!

    IN THE INFAMOUS WORDS OF PUBLIC ENEMY, CANT TRUST IT NO, NO, NO NO !

  • Man, I just don't care™

    There has to be something better to prevent diseases than condoms.

    There HAS to be!!

  • Angee

    I truly hope there is something to this!!

  • as seen on t.v.

    This news shouldn’t deter anyone from practicing safe sex…Keep your jimmy hats on…That’s old school for all your whippersnappers….LOL..

  • No u can't be boyfriend #2!

    @ I’ll Talk about what I want to talk about Nucca ! …One would say that I am never alone, if that answers you’re question. And ”HIGH HEEL SHOES” are a must in book! I never half step!

  • Miss B

    @ Man…

    There has to be something better to prevent diseases than condoms.

    There HAS to be!!
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    There is… Masturbate!

  • as seen on t.v.

    *you*

  • Alrighty Then... (why do all of the "men" on Bossip argue w/ females?)

    I’m sorry, but a vaccine does not address the issue of WHY there is widespread HIV and AIDS among black people, black women more so. STOP having unprotected sex!
    This is not like the damn Chicken Pox, or Measles!

    HIV is preventable, in most cases! I can’t believe they have to make a vaccine because folks are too trifling and/or lazy to protect themselves against it… smh…

  • Alrighty Then... (why do all of the "men" on Bossip argue w/ females?)

    *in MOST cases

  • Southern Cabbage Patch

    @ Man…

    There has to be something better to prevent diseases than condoms.

    There HAS to be!!
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    Yeah abstinence

  • No u can't be boyfriend #2!

    Man, I just don’t care™

    There has to be something better to prevent diseases than condoms.

    There HAS to be!!

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    There is, and the government just isn’t telling (yet)! We as Americans underestimate our government system!

  • MrS*Glok

    The only way the government would allow this is if there is some hidden agenda behind it. This will kill masses of people.
    The government created HIV, they aren’t about to lose billions of dollars a year by giving people a vaccine to prevent it. This vaccine will be used to harm blacks, just as they intended with HIV.

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