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HIV rise blamed on belief in cure

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posted on Sep, 22 2007 @ 10:13 PM
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HIV rise blamed on belief in cure


news.bbc.co.uk

A false belief among young HIV patients that the virus can be cured is fuelling a rise in infection levels, a specialist has claimed.
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posted on Sep, 22 2007 @ 10:13 PM
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i think it is also interesting that at the end of the article it says..

"On Friday, international drug company Merck halted trials on an HIV vaccine that was regarded as one of the most promising in the fight against Aids.

Merck stopped testing the vaccine after it was judged to be ineffective."

Well they just said it that it was "judged to be ineffective"...thats just bull, there goes any hope of having a cure!


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posted on Sep, 22 2007 @ 10:27 PM
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Originally posted by ATSGUY
Well they just said it that it was "judged to be ineffective"...thats just bull, there goes any hope of having a cure!


I'm curious, why would you doubt Merck -- the pharmaceutical company?
Was it because the HIV vaccine that Merck was working on was

"regarded as one of the most promising in the fight against Aids"

Many drugs in testing today are often touted as being "promising". Such descriptions are often used in such situations by the pharmaceutical companies. It's a way of garnering more investment.

If Merck, through their research and testing, determined that a drug was ineffective why would you doubt them? You wouldn't want a company to produce and sell ineffective drugs would you?

And why, I have to ask, would you think that all hope of finding a cure has now gone by the wayside? Do you think that testing and research into HIV will now stop?

When you consider the profits to be gained for pharmaceutical companies like Merck if and when they find an HIV or AIDS cure, they won't stop just because they found one drug "ineffective".



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