Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Gay men needed for vaccine trial

Every 10 minutes, someone in the United States is infected with HIV. A preventive vaccine against HIV offers the best long-term hope to end this worldwide epidemic. Finding a safe and effective HIV vaccine that will protect people is a huge task. We cannot do it without your help.

* The trial is  currently seeking 1350 men who have sex with men to participate in a vaccine trial.
* You cannot become infected with HIV from the vaccines
* The study will take place in several cities in the United States.

Safety is a primary goal of the vaccine trial. This is a Phase II study, designed to yield limited information on the effectiveness of the vaccine. The research vaccines have been found to be safe in animals and hundreds of humans in previous trials. One of the vaccines is made from an inactivated cold virus known as an adenovirus. The vaccines do NOT contain the HIV virus, and CANNOT cause HIV infection. Since these vaccines are still being researched, we urge all of our participants to practice safe sex.

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1 comment:

  1. I really wish we could get this disease under control...


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