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AIDS stands for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. It is the most advanced stages of infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). HIV is a virus that kills or damages cells of the body's immune system. HIV most often spreads through unprotected sex with an infected person. AIDS may also spread by sharing drug needles or through contact with the blood of an infected person. Women can give it to their babies during pregnancy or childbirth.

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AIDS

The occurrence of immune deficiency in previously healthy individuals. There is no specific therapy.

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HIV vaccine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

An HIV vaccine is the theoretical vaccine which would be given to persons without HIV in order to vaccinate them against getting HIV, the virus which causes ...

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Discovery May Pave Way to AIDS Vaccine

Jul 9, 2010 ... In the blood of an HIV infected person, scientists discovered powerful antibodies that neutralize 91% of HIV strains.

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WHO | WHO-UNAIDS HIV Vaccine Initiative

The mission of the WHO-UNAIDS HIV Vaccine Initiative (HVI) is to promote the development, facilitate evaluation, and address future availability of ...

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HIV/AIDS Vaccines

Nov 3, 2010 ... An Update on the Thai HIV Vaccine Study—Oct. 10, 2009 ... AIDS Vaccine 2008 - New Discoveries Energize the HIV Vaccine Field. back to top ...

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AIDSinfo - HIV/AIDS Vaccines

Information on preventive and therapeutic HIV/AIDS vaccine research is found ... Future Directions for NIAID's HIV Vaccine Clinical Research - July 16, 2010 ...

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HIV Vaccine Unit | Research | Topics | CDC HIV/AIDS

May 21, 2007 ... An overview of CDC's HIV vaccine initiatives and activities.

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HIV Vaccine Regimen Demonstrates Modest Preventive Effect in ...

Sep 24, 2009 ... HIV Vaccine Regimen Demonstrates Modest Preventive Effect in Thailand Clinical ... this is an encouraging advance for the HIV vaccine field. ...

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Statement on RV 144 HIV Vaccine Trial from Dr. Kevin Fenton ...

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The Science of HIV Vaccine Development: Related Resources

A collaboration between the NIH-sponsored HIV Vaccine Trials Network and the University of California San Francisco Center for HIV Information. ...

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AIDS
AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) is the final and most serious stage of HIV disease, which causes severe damage to the immune system.

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Human immunodeficiency virus
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) suppresses the immune system’s ability to fight infection and disease. HIV was first identified in the early 1980s. The virus targets white blood cells in the immune system known as helper T cells (or CD4 cells), thus impairing the body's ability to fight infections. While much has been learned since HIV was first identified, it is still not entirely clear how the virus destroys CD4 cells or impairs the immune system's ability to fight infection.

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HPV vaccination
Like all vaccines, the safety and effectiveness of Cervarix (the vaccine used in the UK HPV vaccination programme) was tested rigorously in clinical trials.

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Vaccination
Today, children in the United States routinely get vaccines that protect them from more than a dozen diseases such as measles, polio and tetanus. Most of these diseases are now at their lowest levels in history, thanks to years of immunization. Children must get at least some vaccines before they may attend school. Vaccines help make you immune to serious diseases without getting sick first. Without a vaccine, you must actually get a disease in order to become immune to the germ that causes it. Vaccines work best when they are given at certain ages. For example, children don't receive measles vaccine until they are at least one year old. If it is given earlier it might not work as well. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention publishes a schedule for childhood vaccines.

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Flu vaccine
Influenza (flu) vaccines are nasal sprays or injections currently composed either of live flu viruses that have been attenuated (rendered much less able to cause infection) or killed viruses (unable to replicate) that, when administered to individuals, generate an immune response that will be strong enough to protect that individual from developing influenza disease. The design of the vaccine depends on how it is usually administered, the live attenuated vaccine is usually administered by a nasal spray, while the killed virus is usually administered by an intramuscular injection (shot), usually into the deltoid (arm) muscle.

BCG Vaccine
BCG VACCINE for percutaneous use, is an attenuated, live culture preparation of the Bacillus of Calmette and Guerin (BCG) strain of Mycobacterium bovis.1 The TICE strain used in this BCG VACCINE preparation was developed at the University of Illinois from a strain originated at the Pasteur Institute. BCG VACCINE (TICE strain) is indicated for the prevention of tuberculosis in persons not previously infected with M. tuberculosis who are at high risk for exposure. As with any vaccine, immunization with BCG VACCINE may not protect 100% of susceptible individuals.

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Bacillus OF Calmette and Guerin Vaccine, Live
Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine is given by injection to help prevent tuberculosis (TB). TB is a serious disease that can cause severe illness. It is spread by close contact with people who already have TB, such as people living in the same house. Some infected people do not appear to be sick, but they can still spread TB to others. BCG vaccine does not provide 100% protection. Therefore it is important to avoid people with TB, even if you have received the vaccine.

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NAT
To monitor the status of HIV disease, in conjunction with other lab tests and physical disease progression, and to guide therapy

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MMR - vaccine
The MMR vaccine is a "3-in-1" vaccine that protects against measles, mumps, and rubella -- all of which are potentially serious diseases of childhood.

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HIV/AIDS
AIDS is a chronic, life-threatening condition caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). By damaging your immune system, HIV interferes with your body's ability to fight off viruses, bacteria and fungi that cause disease. HIV makes you more susceptible to certain types of cancers and to infections your body would normally resist, such as pneumonia and meningitis. The virus and the infection itself are known as HIV. "Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)" is the name given to the later stages of an HIV infection.

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Measles + Mumps + Rubella Vaccine
M-M-R II (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella Virus Vaccine Live) is a live virus vaccine for vaccination against measles (rubeola), mumps and rubella (German measles).

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