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A Groundbreaking HIV Vaccine Could Be on the Horizon

A unique and potentially landmark vaccine against the HIV virus has been shown to be safe and effective in animals. Now researchers have received the green light to test it in humans.

WEDNESDAY Dec. 21, 2011 — On Tuesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave Canadian researchers approval to begin testing a potential HIV vaccine in humans beginning in January, according to HealthDay.

University of Western Ontario scientists, backed by the pharmaceutical company Sumagen, have already tested the vaccine in lab animals. These early tests demonstrated a strong immune response and no adverse effects.

The SAV001 vaccine works by using a dead HIV-1 virus that is non-pathogenic — meaning it’s genetically engineered to prevent spreading HIV to vaccine recipients — to trigger an immune response in patients, killing any cells that might become infected with HIV.

Though scientists have attempted to create HIV vaccines in the past, certain genes or proteins from the HIV virus were used instead of the whole virus. The researchers developing the SAV001 vaccine are the first to use this new approach.

Because this potential HIV vaccine uses the whole virus, it is similar to vaccines used for polio and the flu.

“When [researchers] came out with the polio vaccine, polio was eradicated in developed countries. I’d like to see that I can do that against the HIV infection,” says Chil-Yong Kang, MD, a virologist at the University of Western Ontario.

The Phase I trial — which will test the vaccine in 40 HIV-positive volunteers — is set to begin in January. If successful, further clinical trials will be performed to determine the vaccine’s effectiveness.

The Phase II trial will test about 600 HIV-negative people who are at high risk for the virus, and the

Phase III trial will test about 6,000 HIV-negative people who are at high risk for the virus.

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Santa Baby

December 21, 2011

Wednesday Night will have a “Dirty Santa” AND a Xmas Buffet the Wednesday (December 21, 2011) before Xmas.

Each person is to bring at least one wrapped gift (value $5.00-$10.00) and a small appetizer or dessert.

Also bring a small food item, preferably an appetizer or dessert.   This is not supposed to be a large buffet dinner.  Just a snacks.

 

Steve

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Santa today

December 21, 2011

By popular vote, we will have a “Dirty Santa” AND a Xmas Buffet the Wednesday (December 21, 2011) before Xmas.

Each person is to bring at least one wrapped gift (value $5.00-$10.00) and a small appetizer or dessert.   If you can afford to bring 2 gifts, please do, so that anyone new or who doesn’t see this email, will be able to participate in the gift exchange.

Also bring a small food item, preferably an appetizer or dessert.   This is not supposed to be a large buffet dinner.  Just a snack.

Dirty Santa Rules will follow.

Santa in his 20's

Steve

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 December 21, 2011

By popular vote, we will have a “Dirty Santa” AND a Xmas Buffet the Wednesday (December 21, 2011) before Xmas.

Each person is to bring at least one wrapped gift (value $5.00-$10.00) and a small appetizer or dessert.   If you can afford to bring 2 gifts, please do, so that anyone new or who doesn’t see this email, will be able to participate in the gift exchange.

Also bring a small food item, preferably an appetizer or dessert.   This is not supposed to be a large buffet dinner.  Just a snack.

Dirty Santa Rules will follow.

 

Steve

 

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 December 14, 2011

This Wednesday, our guest speaker is DJ Jimmy P who will present

DISCO: Our Music / Our Lives

A look at music history in gay culture in thru the eyes of DJ JimmyP in NYC.

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 December 07, 2011

This Wednesday, our guest speaker is DJ Jimmy P who will present

DISCO: Our Music / Our Lives

A look at music history in gay culture in thru the eyes of DJ JimmyP in NYC.

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1993 World AIDS Day

Dec. 1st is World AIDS Day   Our topic for this date is

“Why is World AIDS Day important to you?”
World AIDS Day is held on 1 December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day.

The first World AIDS Day was held on December 1, 1988.
The CDC estimates 1.2 million people in the United States (US) are living with HIV infection. One in five (20%) of those people are unaware of their infection.

Although the annual number of new HIV infections in America (50,000+ per year) has remained relatively stable, it is far too high with all the knowledge we have of how to prevent infection.

In 2009, an estimated 34,247 people throughout the US (50 states and the District of Columbia) were diagnosed with AIDS.

Over the last ten years, the number of AIDS deaths in the United States has continuously remained at 14,000 to 22,000 per year despite the drugs we have to prevent most of those deaths.

Since the beginning of the epidemic in 1981, nearly 600,000 Americans have died from AIDS.

What does World AIDS Day mean to you

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