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AIDS vaccine may raise infection risk: researchers

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posted on Oct, 25 2007 @ 05:09 PM
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AIDS vaccine may raise infection risk: researchers


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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than 3,000 people who volunteered to receive an experimental Merck and Co. AIDS vaccine are being told to come back and get extra tests because the jab may itself raise the risk of infection.
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posted on Oct, 25 2007 @ 05:09 PM
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Merck is saying that their vaccine cannot cause these infections, being that they use only artificial snippets of the viral material. I think we are better off making people aware of AIDS and how not to get it.

Who in their right mind would try out for a study like this? No amount of money is worth risking your health IMO.

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posted on Oct, 25 2007 @ 05:12 PM
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"Who in their right mind" indeed. Don't forget all the suicidal and financially desperate people out there. Or, on the other hand, someone may have a loved one with the dread disease and are willing to potentially sacrifice themselves if we may come that much closer to a cure or vaccine.

[edit on 25-10-2007 by uberarcanist]


apc

posted on Oct, 25 2007 @ 05:30 PM
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"Specifically, 24 cases of HIV infection were seen among the 741 volunteers who received at least one dose of the investigational vaccine, while 21 cases of HIV infection were seen in the 762 participants who received at least one dose of the placebo," the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, which was co-sponsoring the trial with Merck, said in a statement.


That's what they're basing this on? A difference of 3 infections?

There has to be more to it than that. All that really says is the vaccine doesn't work. A difference of 3 in 750 is hardly significant against chance.



posted on Oct, 25 2007 @ 05:37 PM
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Yes but it's interesting that they don't mention the number of cases that arose from the second trial taking place in South Africa, which was ended early due to the complications.


The second trial had begun in South Africa earlier this year, and had enrolled 800 volunteers



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