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Author Topic: Australian researchers a step closer to HIV vaccine  (Read 1627 times)

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Offline pozoz

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Australian researchers a step closer to HIV vaccine
« on: May 06, 2011, 03:59:59 AM »
Australian researchers say they are a step closer to a vaccine for HIV and hope to be able to offer a preventative jab within the decade.

Experts at The University of Melbourne have found that people with HIV produce antibodies which trigger the immune system to find and attack the virus.

The antibodies force the HIV virus to change, making it weaker.

Professor Stephen Kent says if a vaccine could produce the antibodies so they would work before infection, then that would be likely to prevent infection altogether.

"Because the antibodies don't develop until after they catch HIV, the antibodies can't actually cure the HIV once it's already there," he said.

"The thing about antibodies is, if you can induce them before you acquire infection, it's likely to prevent infection altogether.

"If a vaccine was to make these antibodies it could prevent the virus altogether."

Work on such a vaccine is underway.

About 30 million people around the world are affected by HIV, including 20,000 Australians, and the number is on the rise.


Seroconverted Aug 2008
Tested Pos      May 2009
May 09 CD4 544 19%   VL 22K
Aug 09 CD4 514  19% VL 25K
Dec 09 CD4 510  20% VL 32K
June10 CD4 502  20% VL 36K
July 5th,10 Start Truvada  Reyataz Norvir July 30  CD4 360  21% VL 339
Oct  22 CD4 459  27% VL 191
Jan 2011CD4 561 33% VL U/D <40
Feb  Add Verimune lead in dose to start switch to Verimune/Truvada  
Mar 17 Viramune x2 + Truvada. Stop PIs   
Apr 29     CD4 528 33% VL U/D
July 2011 CD4 440  %?  VL U/D
Sept 2011CD4 620  %?   VL U/D
Dec 2011 CD4 531 31% VL 224
Jan 2012  CD4 576 36% VL U/D
May 2012 CD4 504 36% U/D (start Viramune XR
July 2012 576 (36%) (test request due to XR issues)
Feb  2013 629  (? %) U/D
July  2013 608 38%.   U/D
Jan  14.    576  36%.   UD

Offline requem

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Re: Australian researchers a step closer to HIV vaccine
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2011, 01:46:58 PM »
i hope they can find a vaccine soon. but decade too long time. i wish they find in 2-3 years :(

it is very good news for us but nobody not comment about this news. interesting!
dec 2010= poz
feb  2011=blood draw
feb  2011 cd4=235, vl=178.000
mar  2011- started stocrin and truvada
april  2011 cd4=326, vl=1238
agust 2011 vl=ud
feb 2012 vl=ud
july 2012 cd4 567 vl=ud
oct 2012 cd4 537 vl= 57 :(
dec 2012 cd4 %24 vl= 505 :(

Offline leatherman

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Re: Australian researchers a step closer to HIV vaccine
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2011, 02:15:48 PM »
FYI there's another thread about this too
"I Can Haz Prophylactic Vaccine Breakthrough? "
leatherman (aka mIkIE)

chart from 1992-2013; updated 2/09/13  Reyataz/Norvir/Truvada


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