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New AIDS vaccine human testing 2012

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posted on Apr, 2 2012 @ 11:33 PM
The new AIDS DNA vaccine has been approved for trials in humans. Testing has already began this year in Cuba. The first round will be given to already HIV positive subjects.

AIDS vaccine will be tested in patients

From the head of the vaccine development team in Cuba:

Source Link He told the crowd at the convention center that the vaccine TERAVAC-HIV-1 was made from recombinant proteins aiming "to cause a cellular response against the (HIV) virus."

Source Link "So far, there have been more than 100 clinical tests (on humans) with HIV" in Cuba and other countries, "and all of them have failed," he stressed.

The vaccine is also set to begin first phase testing in humans in Canada.

Here, Inovio Pharmaceuticals states that they are already getting positive results using the DNA vaccine.

"We are particularly excited by the positive interim results of the HIV-001 study in HIV-positive subjects. This data is a first for DNA vaccines by yielding robust T cell immune responses in people chronically infected with HIV. Even though the HIV viral load of these volunteers was suppressed and brought under control by antiretroviral drugs, their immune systems are not normal and would typically have difficulty generating strong T cell responses to any immune stimulating approach. Coupled with positive data from two earlier trials, Inovio's results demonstrate the potency of our synthetic vaccine technology platform and raises the potential for the development of therapeutic vaccines against HIV and other chronic infections,"

If anyone is not familiar with DNA vaccines, note the following warnings listed on one of the top DNA cell plasmid manufacturers website, VGXI, Inc.

One of the issues of most concern to researchers is the possibility that the injected DNA will actually integrate into one of the human chromosomes inside the cell. The effect could range from no effect or could potentially lead to cancer through alteration of normal DNA. Other disadvantages to DNA vaccines include: Limited to protein immunogens.[2] Risk of affecting genes controlling cell growth.[2] Possibility of inducing antibody production against DNA.[2] Possibility of tolerance to the antigen (protein) produced.[2] Potential for atypical processing of bacterial and parasite proteins.[2]

What are your thoughts, ATS? Good or possibly harmful? Genetically modifying humans? Simply helping those with a terrible disease? Possibly giving a virus the ability to mutate and become worse down the line?
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posted on Apr, 3 2012 @ 10:52 AM
Given humanity's track record in refusing to take its lumps, I'll go with your last option for $500.

We always "do away" with a threat, which is then replaced by a more menacing threat. It would be comical if it didn't cause so much suffering. Ahhh, the ego insisting it knows better than nature...

posted on Apr, 3 2012 @ 10:05 PM
Sounds like a war crime about to happen. Who could be so stupid as to take such a thing voluntarily? Oh right WHO=world "health" organization. What an oxyMORON.

posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 01:15 PM
reply to post by chasingbrahman

My problem is with the insane amounts of risks involved with injecting someone elses dna into your body. Here is a thread I also found about dna vaccines actually genetically modifying humans.

genetically modified people

I wonder why this gets such little attention. GMO crops have plenty of opposition here on ATS. Why not the subject of dna vaccines in humans?

posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 01:19 PM
reply to post by reitze

Originally posted by reitze
Sounds like a war crime about to happen. Who could be so stupid as to take such a thing voluntarily? Oh right WHO=world "health" organization. What an oxyMORON.

Unfortunately, most Americans. People think their doctor is always right, but in truth most regular Joe's don't even look up effects of vaccines ....because vaccines have been marketed as great and necessary. These are interesting times we live in.

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