Skip to comments.Vaccine Failure Means Setback in AIDS Fight
Posted on 03/21/2008 5:39:05 AM PDT by metmom
The two-decade search for an AIDS vaccine is in crisis after two field tests of the most promising contender not only did not protect people from the virus but may actually have put them at increased risk of becoming infected, The Washington Post reported.
Experts are questioning the overall strategy and scientific premises of the nearly $500 million in AIDS vaccine research funded annually by the government after the two field tests were halted last September and seven other trials of AIDS vaccines have either been stopped or put off indefinitely.
The recently closed studies, STEP and Phambili, were halted when it became clear the STEP study was futile and possibly harmful.
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Not so with AIDS. Even if it is contracted by a couple of other means other than homosexual sexual behavior, the source of it was still the same, in all cases.
With the exception of people exposed via transfusions or hospital errors, those infected with HIV/AIDS are not “victims”, they are stupid perverts that prey on our male children.
Even you must remember when smoking and drinking was advertised in every magazine, movies, radio and on TV as being the “cool” thing to do. Medical knowledge was limited at that time and the jury was still out on whether these activities were actually the cause of the diseases of the liver and lungs. HIV/AIDS has always been associated with perverted gay sex, i.e. “gay cancer” back in the late 70’s.
The government charges taxes on every pack of cigarettes and every bottle of booze. The government does not charge a tax on every time some rump ranger “gets lucky”. Yuch. Anyway, my point is that smokers have paid trillions in FEDERAL TAXES throughout the years, drinkers have done the same. If some of that money is used for treatment of smoking/drinking diseases, then so be it. Look at the taxes paid over a smokers lifetime as sort of an insurance policy. They lent money to the government, now they want some of it back.
There is no reason for us “normal people” to suffer increased life/health insurance rates because of the actions of the perverted sick behavior that is known to spread this dreaded disease to other like-minded sickos.
You can throw all the money that has ever been printed at trying to find a cure for HIV/AIDS and the goal will never be met. Contracting the HIV/AIDS virus and dying from it is the only cure. It will cleanse itself from this planet if it is allowed to eliminate those prone to such behavior that allows it to spread. I've said this before and caught all hell from some FReepers who questioned my morals and compassion. I have no compassion for HIV/AIDS “victims” because they are not “victims”!
Keeping them alive at the taxpayers expense is equal to keeping rabid dogs alive to run through the neighborhoods and school grounds biting and infecting our children with rabies. It just doesn't make sense. And before you ask, yes, I do know people with HIV/AIDS and they admit they brought it on themselves through careless drug use (dirty needles) and promiscuous sexual encounters.
“That is so false, it boggles the mind that you actually believe it! There are 100s of causes of Lung Cancer. NOT simply smoking. It is one yes, but to claim Lung cancer is totally preventable is ridiculous! You can’t possibly be that ignorant on the subject. Maybe you should do a little actual research, instead of reading junk science articles on the subject.”
So you’re suggesting that we all wash our hands after having anal sex with a stranger in a truck stop washroom? Think that’ll help?
I do believe AK has left the discussion.
Smallpox was eradicated and, last I read, exists only in research facilities and biological weapons storage. Polio has not been wiped out, but clearly decimated.
This wouldn’t be as much of an issue if it weren’t for Viagra. So I’ve heard anyway...
You are MORE than welcome!
Over 90% of lung cancer cases are caused by smoking. Many of the rest are caused by other preventable issues (radon inhalation and asbestos being prominent). The vast majority of lung cancer cases are preventable -- a relatively small number aren't. Similarly, a lot of people who have HIV have it because their husband cheated on them, because they were infected in utero, because they were raped or because they received a tainted blood transfusion (or other substandard medical procedure).
Not sure why that boggles your mind...
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but you're wrong. I'm still here. Unfortunately, I am gainfully employed and cannot spend all my time with all you lovely people.
That’s not killing a virus, technically. Not in the sense I think 50sDad meant, I think, but I don’t want to put words in his mouth.
I think that'll probably help prevent you from spreading colds, yes. Probably won't do to much about other diseases you might contract in the process.
So many possible responses, yet so likely they would be pulled. :)
With another man, or men
because they were infected in utero,
By a mother infected by a bisexual man or drug abuser
because they were raped
by a drug abuser or bisexual man
or because they received a tainted blood transfusion (or other substandard medical procedure).
from a gay man or drug abuser.
BTW, do you know the REAL reason all health care workers use universal precautions?
IOW your analogy is worthless for the purpose of positing moral equivalence. Given that there exists an easily-understood and effective means of rendering its epidemiological impact to one of extreme rarity, and that said means (monogamy) is demonstrably beneficial to the general good of a society, then to argue that hundreds of billions of money be confiscated by force to be spent on prevention and treatment does not put HIV on the same level as any other infectious disease.
40 million people (mostly in Africa) are preying on our male children? Scary. I guess it's lucky that my sons have so far escaped unharmed.
HIV/AIDS has always been associated with perverted gay sex, i.e. gay cancer back in the late 70s.
That may well be true. But the vast majority of people with HIV/AIDS didn't get the disease from "perverted gay sex."
Or replying to other threads, either, snicker.
AK, you keep talking about Africa.
Where do you live? Africa?