earthsearch saidPossibly. But some vaccines are already in the 2nd phase of clinical approval. That means that there are people (humans! not animals!) who got the vaccine.
frogman89 saidI'll rather wait a few more years and play safe until there is a valid vaccine.
Even if we have a solid vaccine for the disease it could still take between 10 to 15 years of clinical trials and testing before such a vaccine can hit the market.
A few more years might actually be a few more decades.
It is a dilemma here, though. They got the vaccine, but the pharmaceutical company has to tell them to play safe. On the other hand, they can't find out if it works, if they don't have unprotected sex with hiv+ people.
So you may be right. It will take a few more years than I suggested, until it can be evaluated properly. But we are on a good way!
News about the 2nd phase of clinical approval is awesome.
Yeah, that's the problem with research into prevention. I had to get a grant for testing of HIV prevention technology and the application necessitated the layout of ethical considerations for the trials. I stated in mine that the testing would only be done with monogamous couples. That still didn't help me to get definitive findings.
I can't recall, but I think the prevention medium is distributed to a sample group and they are told to practice safe sex. Having safe sex is not something that happens in 100% of the cases afterwards and if one in the sample group gets infected whilst on the prevention medium it would then have to be investigated properly to see if (and how) the intervention failed, i.e., the vaccine failed.