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AIDS Vaccine Is 'Scientific Breakthrough'

BANGKOK (Sept. 24) - For the first time, an experimental vaccine has prevented infection with the AIDS virus, a watershed event in the deadly epidemic and a surprising result. Recent failures led many scientists to think such a vaccine might never be possible.
The World Health Organization and the U.N. agency UNAIDS said the results "instilled new hope" in the field of HIV vaccine research, although researchers say it likely is many years before a vaccine might be available.
Would you get it if and when it becomes avaiable?


Asked by ggiovanni at 11:11 AM on Sep. 25, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (4)
  • i would get it and if it was for kids, get it for them matter how clean our lifestyle is ,we could contract it else where, like if you had a blood transfusion,etc...

    Answer by Kiki_pie at 12:14 PM on Sep. 25, 2009

  • yeah i would but as of now they aretn even sure it would be as effective here in america because the strains are diferent here from the one in thailand where they did the research and testing for it and as of now it was only 31% effective its better than nothing but we are far off from a vaccine being available to us and lets face it will be avery long time might not even happen like we are hoping

    Answer by mom2kaydence09 at 11:14 AM on Sep. 25, 2009

  • um yeah, with a 30- 33% effective rate, I'll pass pass pass!

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:14 AM on Sep. 25, 2009

  • Maybe if i was a ho I'd consider it. But, I'm in a lasting relationship. So, no, i would not get it.

    Answer by samurai_chica at 11:25 AM on Sep. 25, 2009