HIV Vaccine Trials Start Today – IOTW Report

HIV Vaccine Trials Start Today


The first large scale trail of an HIV vaccine begins in South Africa today.  The study is being conducted on 5,400 men and women over a four year period.  The vaccine has been especially formulated for that region and researchers hope to lower the chance of contracting the virus to at least 50 percent.


I wonder if this is a double blind study and if subjects are being told they might be getting the placebo?  

11 Comments on HIV Vaccine Trials Start Today

  1. Testing in SA? I bet the death rate runs high. I don’t hope that for a second… I hope it brings relief to a continent ravaged by this disease.

  2. The biggest problem is that if the vaccine is only “moderately” successful, it may cause those who take it to stop preventative steps like limiting the number of partners and using condoms.

    The way I see it any STD vaccine has to be pretty much 100% effective or risk increasing rather than decreasing infection rates.

    It’s a pickle for sure.

  3. Why would I want to provide sodomites with a vaccine against the one disease that can rid the world of sodomites?

    It’s kind of like relaxing gun control in Chicago.

  4. A lot of the transmission in Africa is between men and women, particularly men having unprotected sex with prostitutes.

    The rates of transmission in SA are astronomical.

  5. Africa is a giant humanitarian Black Hole.

    99% of the population will not comply with HIV vaccine protocols…just as they do not comply with attempts to educate them about Ebola, or raw roadkill ‘bush meat”, or FGM.

    Sad but true.

  6. I don’t know…
    I’ve watched too many documentaries of African and Indian men freaking out over using a condom. They just plain refused. How will they stand for vaccinations? They’re so superstitious! Especially the ones trying to make a lot of sons in the family. So yeah, good luck with that.

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