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 sure why that's relevant. The cost is the same, and taxpayers pay for heart disease and cancer research even though they're not transmissible. But, if you'd like, go look at common colds which you do pass on to others by your lifestyle choices. Colds may not usually kill, but they have a devastating economic impact.
“But why treat AIDS differently on FR than lung cancer,”
You are WAY OFF on this!
My Mother died of lung cancer, NEVER SMOKED IN HER LIFE!!!
THERE ARE MANY causes of cancer and heart disease not related to life style.
Can you SAY THAT ABOUT AIDS???
I see. It’s for the chiiilllldruuunn.
There’s still no excuse for the waste of time and resources to try to find a *cure* for a disease that can simply be stopped by the infected themselves, by lifestyle choices.
It’s totally reprehensible that they would demand a cure, but insist on continuing a behavior that they know will result in the deaths of others without it.
They should be charged with murder, cause that’s what they’re doing.
No, I didn’t accuse you or the president of anything.
Funding for HIV far outstrips any other lifestyle cure research. And lately, the demands from male homosexuals to stop the blood donation “discrimination” against them, despite the very real risks of transmitting HIV to uncounted innocents, is looking pretty suspicious.
And, can you tell me where I ever agreed with President Bush on everything?
Correct. You said I was making some point of analyzing AIDS research or some such, which I wasn't, and then accused me of being gay.
You know the answer, you just want to get in a fight.
No, actually, Judy, I don't. That's why I asked the question.
Not sure why that's relevant.
Metmom, if he doesn't see the difference, its a lost cause. Money spent on AIDS is a waste of money. The cure is already known.
Your wrong on all three.
I wish I had Petronski's laughing dog image to put here. That's hilarious!
To be blunt, you’re going a long way to justify putting your penis in someone’s anus.
SHOW ME SOME DATA! TROLL
No, you accused us of "adopting the LGBT/Rainbow position" (which position would that be? prone?) and accused me of secretly working to advance the "LGBT agenda," which, to my untrained ear, sounded awfully close to accusing President Bush and me of being gay. If treating HIV/AIDS seriously makes you gay, there are an awful lot of gay people out there...
Gee, Judith Anne, you accused him of being gay? I looked but didn’t see that. Where did that happen?
That never stopped a die-hard liberal.
Why do you keep lying about her?
I didn’t accuse him or the President of anything. I guess I’m allowed to disagree, but maybe not. I’ll have to check my GLBT diplo protocol.
BTW, Welcome to FR. :D
“Typical liberal victim mentality at work.”
Give him hell, metmom. Like always, you’re speaking for the majority of us here at FR.
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