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HIV vaccine tested

Written By Kepri Online on Friday, February 10, 2012 | 09:33

Can HIV infection be prevented? This is a question whose answer will be sought by the central agency vectors virology and biotechnology in Russia. The agency is reported to have received funding from the Russian government to make a vaccine that can produce antibodies.

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"We have successfully completed the first phase of clinical trials of HIV vaccines," said the head of the agency, Alexander Sergeyev. The vaccine is now awaiting approval to be tested in the second stage.

Previously said the agency has developed the strongest and most advanced vaccine. If it's testing stages and success, it will be a new hope for people living with HIV / AIDS.

On 1 November, Russia has recorded 636 979 cases of HIV that began recording in 1987. The amount is almost doubled since 2006. A total of 104.257 patients died of HIV.

HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infects immune system cells and destroying or disabling the function. Virus infection that causes progressive damage to the immune system, weakens the body's ability to ward off infection and disease. AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) refers to the advanced stage of HIV infection.

According to WHO, the number of people living with HIV continues to rise until it reaches 33.3 million people in 2009 with 2.6 million infections and 1.8 million live rock with a virus that subverted.

HIV / AIDS remains a significant challenge for the world, especially in countries with medium-to low-income. About 10 million people worldwide are infected with HIV and do not have access to adequate health care. (source)

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