Human Trials On HIV Vaccine Is Set To Start In 2019

Human Trials On HIV Vaccine Is Set To Start In 2019

June 25, 2018 0 By admin

Last 2016, the researchers first came to the attention of the HIV-1 fusion peptide, with the same team together with the help of The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases is getting closer to solving Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), the human trials on HIV Vaccine is set to start next year. And according to them the new vaccine is a unique one which can target a protein which can be found in the surface of an HIV particle.

This experiment is called “ELEGANT” by Peter D. Wong, Ph.D of the Structural Biology Section NIAID Vaccine Research Center and the center director John Mascola, M.D. which they spearheaded by the study.Last June 4, the findings were published in the journal called “Nature Magazine” .  The vaccine is generated antibodies from mice, guinea pigs and monkeys and it will neutralized dozens of HIV strains.


The Symptoms of HIV

  • Rapid weight loss.
  • Recurring fever or profuse night sweats.
  • Extreme and unexplained tiredness.
  • Prolonged swelling of the lymph glands in the armpits, groin, or neck.
  • Diarrhea that lasts for more than a week.
  • Sores of the mouth, anus, or genitals.
  • Pneumonia.

Last year, the Philippine Department of Health reported that there were 11,103 new HIV case. And last 2016, they reported 9,264 cases, so as you can see the HIV cases went up by 19.85 percent. And as per President Rodrigo Duterte said that Filipinos should follow the government’s reproductive program to lessen the  number of HIV victims.

HIV Can Be Transmitted By Body Fluids Such As:

  • Breast Milk
  • Vaginal and Rectal Fluids
  • Semen
  • Blood

And Does Not Spread Through:

  • mosquitoes or other insects
  • sharing a toilet, towels, or bedding
  • saliva, tears, or sweat (unless mixed with the blood of a person with HIV)
  • sharing food or drinks, including drinking fountains
  • air or water
  • hugging, shaking hands, or kissing
  • skin-to-skin contact

Some of the ways HIV is spread from person to person include:

  • through vaginal or anal sex — the most common route of transmission, especially among men who have sex with men
  • by sharing needles, syringes, and other items for injection drug use
  • by sharing tattoo equipment without sterilizing it between uses
  • during pregnancy, labor, or delivery from a woman to her baby
  • during breastfeeding
  • through “pre-mastication,” or chewing a baby’s food before feeding it to them
  • through exposure to the blood of someone living with HIV, such as through a needle stick

We are still hopeful that this unique vaccine will work and will cure HIV so that people who  have this condition will live longer.

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