Vaccine helps prevent HIV infection

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Vaccine helps prevent HIV infection
« on: September 24, 2009, 06:20:06 PM »
When ready to administer, it should be an effective defence for thalassemia major patients.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/vaccine-helps-prevent-hiv-infection/article1299462/
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Re: Vaccine helps prevent HIV infection
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2009, 05:27:31 AM »
Thanks for sharing :)

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Re: Vaccine helps prevent HIV infection
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2009, 12:02:15 PM »
Gr8 NEWS ,
Thanx for  sharing this CF !!!


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Re: Vaccine helps prevent HIV infection
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2009, 11:21:54 AM »
Hy effective for thal?

I'm so so glad you guys don't mess this up with AIDS. Here in Netherlands they did. Oughh!

Re: Vaccine helps prevent HIV infection
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2009, 03:36:12 PM »
Hi Dore,

In most part of the world, blood screening procedures are not as vigorous as they need to be. There will always be the chance of contracting HIV through blood transfusion, i.e. an odd chance of HIV infected blood bag slipping through the cracks.

On the contrary, even if the screening process is very tight, upon contact, the HIV virus cannot be detected for 4-12 weeks. This scenario is very dangerous for thalassemia patients.

For example, God forbid a person contracts HIV today, and donate blood within 4-12 weeks, there is a 'HUGE' probability that the HIV will not be detected on blood screening. The time HIV remains undetected, the infected person can infect others.

Worldwide, every day 7,000 people contract HIV. 2 million people died last year with AIDS alone.

The vaccine is a huge step, for patients receiving regular blood transfusions.
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Re: Vaccine helps prevent HIV infection
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2009, 03:52:04 PM »
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For example, God forbid a person contracts HIV today, and donate blood within 4-12 weeks, there is a 'HUGE' probability that the HIV will not be detected on blood screening. The time HIV remains undetected, the infected person can infect others.

That scares me to death!  I hope that an effective vaccine can be given to all patients very soon!

Thanks for posting this CF,

Sharmin
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Re: Vaccine helps prevent HIV infection
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2009, 05:26:45 PM »
CF tell me next it's very complicated and that I won't get it ever... Thankfully it removes a little stress that I never thought of this before. Childish? Maybe. But necessary for me to think this way.

 

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