Tag Archives: HIV vaccine

NIH Reports Advance In Search For HIV Vaccine

Via press release from the National Institutes for Health: An experimental vaccine regimen based on the structure of a vulnerable site on HIV elicited antibodies in mice, guinea pigs and monkeys that neutralize dozens of HIV strains from around the world. The findings were reported today in the journal Nature Medicine by researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and ...

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TRAILER: Countdown To Zero

Vice today released a second trailer for their coming documentary about the continuing search for an HIV vaccine and cure. Today’s trailer features legendary HIV/AIDS activist Peter Staley. The film debuts on HBO on World AIDS Day, December 1st, at 9PM.

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TRAILER: Countdown To Zero

Airing two weeks from tonight on HBO. Clip recap: Twenty years ago, HIV/AIDS was a death sentence. Now, through advances in medication, it has become a largely manageable chronic disease – and there may finally be a cure on the horizon. VICE investigates recent breakthroughs in medical science to see how close we are to life without AIDS. Hosts Shane ...

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David Barton: There Will Never Be An HIV Vaccine Because God Hates Homosexuals

God also hates African babies. Obviously.

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David Barton: The Bible Says There Will Never Be A Vaccine For HIV Because God Sent AIDS To Kill Homosexuals

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New Weakness Found In HIV

Scientists in La Jolla, California have found a fifth area of vulnerability in HIV that may advance the search for a vaccine. The research was described in two papers published Thursday in the journal Immunity. It’s the latest product of a major effort by the National Institutes of Health and the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, which funds work at TSRI. ...

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Simian Vaccine Shows Promise For HIV

The Independent reports: A vaccine designed to tackle SIV, the monkey equivalent of HIV, may have successfully cleared the virus from infected animals, paving the way for research into a HIV vaccine for humans. It was previously thought that both the human and simian immunodeficiency viruses could be managed with antiretroviral therapies, but not eradicated. However, a study published in ...

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Canadian HIV Vaccine Advances

From Ontario’s Western University: Sumagen Canada Inc and Western University announced today that the Phase I Clinical Trial (SAV CT 01) of the first and only preventative HIV vaccine based on a genetically modified killed whole virus (SAV001-H) has been successfully completed with no adverse effects in all patients. Antibody production was also boosted after vaccination.  Developed by Dr. Chil-Yong ...

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Temporary HIV Vaccine Shows Promise

A therapeutic HIV vaccine that temporarily “puts the brakes” on the growth of the virus has shown promise in a small study conducted by researchers in Spain. The vaccine, based on immune cells exposed to HIV that had been inactivated with heat, was tested on a group of 36 people carrying the virus and the results were the best yet ...

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FDA Approves HIV Vaccine Study

Promising news from the University of Western Ontario. Kang said the vaccine, called SAV001, is the first preventative HIV vaccine approved for clinical trials to use a killed whole HIV-1 virus to activate the immune response in humans. The strategy has been used before to develop successful vaccines for influenza, polio, rabies and hepatitis A. Kang said these past successes ...

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Possible HIV Vaccine Advance

HIV researchers at Cal Tech and UCLA report the ability to “short circuit” the immune system to block the virus. They created a disarmed adenovirus that contained the genes needed to produce a broadly effective antibody from humans, optimizing the DNA to make sure that the antibody was made in muscle cells, and then secreted into their environment. The modified ...

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More Promising HIV Vaccine News

While many who work down in the trenches of HIV/AIDS activism have long given up any hope of an effective vaccine in our lifetimes, small glimmers of hope continue to occasionally peek through the clouds. From a small vaccine study in Spain, a result that may reduce HIV to a “minor chronic infection” such as herpes: The trial demonstrated how ...

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HIV Vaccine Advance?

More potential good news in the battle against HIV. Scientists have found a way to prevent HIV from damaging the immune system and say their discovery may offer a new approach to developing a vaccine against AIDS. Researchers from the United States and Europe working in laboratories on the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) found it is unable to damage the ...

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Vaccine Breakthrough Finds Antibody That Kills 91% Of HIV Strains

Another advance in the search for an HIV vaccine: In a significant step toward an AIDS vaccine, U.S. government scientists have discovered three powerful antibodies, the strongest of which neutralizes 91% of HIV strains, more than any AIDS antibody yet discovered. Looking closely at the strongest antibody, they have detailed exactly what part of the virus it targets and how ...

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97 Meds In HIV/AIDS Pipeline

The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers Association writes us today in advance of World AIDS Day (December 1st) to let us know about the 97 HIV/AIDS medications currently in the research pipeline. Conservatively, an effective HIV vaccine could prevent almost 30 million of the 150 million new infections projected in the coming decades. A highly effective vaccine could even prevent more ...

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Stars Come Out For HIV Vaccine

The Covalent Immunology Foundation, who last week held a Manhattan event to promote their vaccine research, has rounded up some bold-face names to support their EndHIV.com site, which asks viewers for a $5 to help their cause. Actors, performers, comedians, HIV activists, and scientists come together to show support for Covalent Immunology, and Dr. Sudhir Paul. The Cast includes Lady ...

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