Skip to comments.HIV vaccine breakthrough reported
Posted on 11/18/2004 11:34:14 PM PST by SunkenCiv
the French team is confident they have identified a portion of a protein that is common to all types of HIV. It is called CBD1 and is part of the gp41 protein, which is important for helping the AIDS virus dock and infiltrate target cells. The researchers created a peptide chain, the building blocks of proteins, that corresponded to CBD1 and immunized a group of rabbits. The rabbits proved to be resistant to a range of subtypes of HIV-1.
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Does this mean that those who **** like bunnies are now going to be safe?
Didn't seem to help Arafat, did it?
If only we had spent all that money on cancer research for a disease that afflicts countless more people....
[recycled joke alert] I heard that Arafa died because he'd scored some bad crack. [rimshot!]
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Posted on 11/25/2004 5:09:40 PM PST by SunkenCiv
Actually, hiv was reported to have become full blown aids (mutation?) recently in a man in New York who had several male partners and used methamphetamine. Earlier reports indicate meth helps to multiply the cells. HIV is stronger than our medicine, and adapts to it quickly.
Crystal Methamphetamine Use Increases HIV RiskThe use of crystal methamphetamine by men who have sex with men (MSM) increases the risk of HIV transmission and can cause complications in those who are already HIV-positive, according to an article in the March 15 issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases, now available online. Highly popular with young people who frequent dance clubs, crystal meth and its cousin "Ecstasy" both induce a feeling of elation and alertness. This sense of well-being is dangerous, though, as it lessens inhibitions and can lead to unprotected sex with multiple partners. HIV rates are high among methamphetamine users, putting younger MSM at an increased risk for infection. Meth-induced lapses in judgment leading to promiscuous sexual behavior make users more likely to contract HIV, but the drug itself could also increase the risk "because it may suppress a part of your immune system thats important in fighting off HIV," said Dr. Antonio Urbina, lead author of the study.
March 2, 2004
Infectious Diseases Society of America
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