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Vaccine Failure Means Setback in AIDS Fight
FOXNews.com ^ | Friday, March 21, 2008 | FOXNews.com

Posted on 03/21/2008 5:39:05 AM PDT by metmom

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To: metmom

The big problem, with AIDS, is the initial infection with HIV leads to an auto-immune destruction of the T-helper cells. A vaccine might also initiate the auto-immune response, especially if it is keyed to the particular protein sequence, in the HIV virus, associated with the initiation of the auto immune response.

It may possible to develop a vaccine that will key to a different protein sequence of the HIV virus. If that can be done, the vaccine would a lower probability of initiating the auto-immune response that leads to AIDS.

Still, avoiding sexual promiscuity is the best preventive measure.


351 posted on 03/25/2008 11:17:25 PM PDT by punster
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To: ffusco
I didn't imply you were a homosexual. My post was in response to what appeared to me to be a very sympathetic portrayal of homosexuality and the homosexual lifestyle.

Regardless, may I say that your temper is apparently only exceeded by your limited vocabulary.

352 posted on 03/26/2008 5:01:27 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: metmom
We’re not interested in being *educated*

Truer words were never written.

353 posted on 03/27/2008 2:07:14 PM PDT by onewhowatches
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