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posted on Nov, 14 2007 @ 01:21 AM
Never ever ever get any experimental drugs from major pharma. Merk has pulled vaccine for anti Aids therapy after troubling finding that data indicated actual 'increase' of risk after injection.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Thousands of people who volunteered to test an experimental AIDS vaccine that may have actually raised the risk of infection will be told if they got the actual shot, researchers said on Tuesday.
Merck & Co. Inc. and academic researchers said they would "unblind" the study, meaning everyone would find out who got the active shot and who got a dummy injection.
Two international trials of the experimental vaccine were stopped in September after it became clear the vaccine did not prevent infection with the AIDS virus.

The trials were conducted in the United States, Peru, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Australia and South Africa.

Earlier this month, researchers said they saw some worrying indications that the vaccine somehow raised the risk of infection, although they stressed the vaccine could not itself cause HIV infection.

They had already begun counseling volunteers that they could be at higher risk of HIV, a fatal and incurable virus that causes AIDS.


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posted on Nov, 14 2007 @ 01:49 AM
Well that just totally sucks for the volunteers now, doesn't it? I wonder what the long term physical and psychological effects would be on those who got the active shot. Psychologically it must be quite taxing, having to worry about increased risk of infection. Sheesh.

posted on Nov, 14 2007 @ 01:56 AM
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To test vaccines and new drugs, researchers always aim for what are called placebo-controlled, double-blinded trials. These mean that neither the researchers nor the volunteers know who gets a placebo and who gets an active ingredient, so that there is no bias in determining how well the treatment works.

This is a common way to test individuals when it comes to new drugs or any tyoe of drug.

Many people believe that the treatment for HIV (including 'new treatments') actually 'creates' AIDS.

There is a large scientific community that dissent from the general HIV/AIDS consensus.

this man, being one of them

posted on Nov, 18 2007 @ 04:58 PM
reply to post by jpm1602

Never ever ever get any experimental drugs from major pharma.
I agree with you. My wife took something like Risperdal in it's experimental days. This caused her to be so hyperactive that she had to stay in hospital for about a week to get her to calm down. Not to mention she also gets seizures and heart attack like symtoms just about everyweek.

They need to put warnings on these drugs that says "Take this and ruin your life".

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