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How Will We Finally Create a Successful Vaccine for HIV?


What Are the Biggest HIV Vaccine Obstacles?

Back in 2009, results from the RV144 HIV vaccine trial, aka the Thai trial, found that the HIV vaccine candidate in the study was about 31% effective in protecting against HIV when compared to a placebo. Though this result was modest, it was the first major breakthrough in HIV vaccine research, which renewed hope in the field. Since then, new vaccine candidates and approaches have been developed, with many more options being explored.

However, vaccine development can be a slow, challenging process. We asked some of the leading experts in the field what some of the biggest obstacles are to developing a successful HIV vaccine, and what we can do to overcome them.

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Comment by: Dheeraj (kmYlrEJszythLwlInXL) Wed., Jan. 9, 2013 at 3:17 pm UTC
I would try a galvanic spa, works the best for me and pelpoe I know. My niece had pimples on her nose. One use and they were gone the next day. We saw almost immediate results. A little bit pricey, but you can use it for a long, long time.
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Comment by: Alireza (rNbOfbWWcvVIeQWFYRD) Wed., Jan. 9, 2013 at 10:53 am UTC
No extra charge to all medcial claims, so you will not find that claim to reduce high blood pressure But there are many that help support healthy blood pressure. There are Fish Oil, Hawthorn, L-arginine (helps circulation), garlic, Bonito Peptides, Coleus Forskohlii and C12 peptides. Good luck!
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Comment by: Woojong (tYRJhNUGM) Wed., Jan. 9, 2013 at 9:27 am UTC
these are weird answers below try Neutrogena Grapefruit Acne Wash .I recmnmeod it .it helps emerge other breakouts blackheads or just to cleanse your skin get rid of pimples.if you don't want to spend 7-10 dollars , then just make lemonade , not that much sugar , drink lemonade alot , it helps shed dead skin . then make sure to clean the pimple TWICE a day .or put a ice cube over it to reduce redness .. theres really no way to get rid of it instantly with a home remedy . try these , if all else fails try the wash up above.
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Comment by: Samuel Margolies (USA) Wed., Nov. 14, 2012 at 11:58 pm UTC
Ultimately HIV will be controlled and cured when the virus can be tricked. What this means rather than a direct attack is for the researchers to determine. When a cure is found, this insight will be found sound. Use it.
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Comment by: Kyle N. (Barrie, ON) Fri., Oct. 12, 2012 at 4:29 pm UTC
Thank you for this article. I personally found it very informing on the obstacles that people in this field have to face when developing an HIV vaccine, or any vaccine for that matter.
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