Breakthrough HIV Vaccine Ready to Be Tested on People

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    Dec 14, 2015 8:10 PM GMT
    http://www.buzzworthy.com/human-trials-worlds-first-hiv-vaccine-begun/
    We've heard of many HIV vaccines that have never come to fruition....will this be the one?
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    Dec 14, 2015 10:06 PM GMT
    Not very informative. It doesn't explain how this is different from any other vaccine.

    Here's another interesting vaccine that is starting human trials. If this one works, it might actually be a "cure." Maybe a bit of a long shot, but the monkey trials were impressive.

    http://www.oregonlive.com/health/index.ssf/2015/11/louis_pickers_hiv_vaccine_erad.html
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    Dec 15, 2015 12:12 AM GMT
    Just out of curiosity, what are the STDs that are currently untreatable/incurable? Herpes and venereal warts?
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    Dec 15, 2015 3:05 AM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal saidJust out of curiosity, what are the STDs that are currently untreatable/incurable? Herpes and venereal warts?


    Neither are deadly. HPV is.

    I remember the pre-HIV/AIDS era. STDs have always been a problem, but are mostly curable.



    https://www.medinstitute.org/faqs/which-viral-stis-are-curable-and-which-are-incurable/

    Which viral STIs are curable and which are incurable?

    Herpes and HIV:
    These are the only two viral STIs which are always chronic. Even though people with herpes or HIV cannot currently be cured, their symptoms can be treated.

    HPV:
    In females, 70-90% of HPV infections are cleared by the body’s immune system within 12-24 months of detection.1-2 Those who are infected with high-risk (cancer-causing) HPV types and do not clear their infection quickly are at risk for persistent infection. There is no cure for persistent HPV. Persistent HPV infection is a risk factor for development of cervical cancer. All women should have routine pap smears by age 21. Females who initiate sex before 18 should begin to receive routine pap smears about 3 years after first sexual intercourse.3

    Hepatitis B:
    Most adults who are infected with hepatitis B virus (HBV) recover from their infections; the rest develop chronic infections.4

    Hepatitis C:
    Approximately 15% of those who are infected with hepatitis C virus (HBV) recover from their infection; however the vast majority develops chronic infections.5



    Also

    http://www.std-gov.org/stds/std.htm
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    Dec 15, 2015 4:25 AM GMT
    From http://www.cdc.gov/hpv/parents/whatishpv.html:

    "HPV is named for the warts (papillomas) some HPV types can cause."

    From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genital_wart:

    "Genital warts (or condylomata acuminata, venereal warts, anal warts and anogenital warts) are symptoms of a highly contagious sexually transmitted disease caused by some types of human papillomavirus (HPV)."