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HIV Vaccine Approval For Human Trials 365

An anonymous reader writes with news that researchers from the University of Western Ontario have been given approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to begin testing an HIV vaccine in humans. From the article: "The vaccine is the first based on a genetically modified killed whole virus, [researchers said.] ... a clinical trial on 40 HIV-positive volunteers will begin next month. That phase will last a year, after which 600 HIV-negative volunteers will see how the vaccine impacts their immune systems. A final phase, which will take about three years, will involve about 6,000 HIV-negative volunteers."
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HIV Vaccine Approval For Human Trials

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  • by pclminion ( 145572 ) on Tuesday December 20, 2011 @08:10PM (#38442468)

    Yeah, right. You think the Vatican would EVER approve of such a thing? Here in the United States we can't even agree that HPV vaccination is a no brainer for our children -- we'd rather be able to dangle the threat of cervical cancer over children's heads as a scare tactic to prevent them from having sex. And you think in some backwards African nation ruled by Catholic manipulators they'll just be okay with a method of eliminating a deadly disease that kills people who have sex? They'd rather NOBODY had sex! And if you've got AIDS you must be a slut or a homosexual and you should die a horrible death!

  • by arthurpaliden ( 939626 ) on Tuesday December 20, 2011 @10:36PM (#38443666)
    She has now admitted that her kid never really had autism. He is being treated for what he really has and is responding well. Funny that when this came out it never got much press.

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