Saturday, 10 November 2007

AIDS vaccine fails to work; risk actually increases

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In a sobering realization that came from an AIDS vaccine experiment recently, volunteers who received shots containing an AIDS vaccine were far more likely to become infected with the virus compared to those given dummy shots.

Why? Two reasons float to the top: either the AIDS vaccine given to the volunteers made them more susceptible to the virus or those people, once given the shot, engaged in more reckless behavior of some sort that ended up giving them each increase virus exposure.

Most likely, the medical explanation is the one that holds water -- but that is scary for AIDS vaccine (experimental) manufacturers who had hopes for finding something to help eradicate HIV from the human body once it is there.

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