HIV vaccine trial test phase = ok (in Off-topic)

Duke November 8 2012 8:21 AM EST

I did not dig any information on the subject.

Sickone November 8 2012 8:47 AM EST

Just a few interesting tidbits of statistical data.

Most recent and most accurate estimates of the average HIV infection rates are around 0.5% (circumcised) and 1% (uncut) for female-to-male transmission and around 2% for male-to-female transmission per "standard" heterosexual coitus.

Infection rates vary depending on HIV concentration in the infected individual's bodily fluids (very strong direct correlation), use of condom (significant reduction in case of use), and type of sexual act engaged in (much lower for oral, somewhat higher for anal) - the actual risks could be as low as under 0.01%, or over 10% per sexual act.

Duke November 8 2012 11:58 PM EST

Its seem to be inline with what i know for sex worker and highly active sexual person and gay (99%) of infected ppl having a vaccine for them could make HIV something of the past very quickly or making your chance to drop under 1 out of a million.

TH3 C0113CT0R November 9 2012 12:50 PM EST

if you practice safe sex, and use condoms and spermicide lubed condoms or just spermicide lube and normal condoms you can almost eliminate the chance of getting HIV anyway can you not?

Then there is the getting tested after a partner and talking to your next partner before ever having intercourse... might sound old school, but if you can't talk to someone about that before, then look at the consequences if you do get it..

Just my 2 cents.

Sickone November 9 2012 4:20 PM EST

Just like driving carefully, not drinking before driving, not crossing the street in an unmarked spot without looking around, not stopping your car on railroad tracks, looking where you're going in general, and a lot of other common sense things practically avoid accidental deaths... yet we still have fatal accidents by the truckload.

Depends on whether you might have a tiny mean social darwinism streak, you might even consider it all for the best, but personally, I'd say something to lower the risks of any careless activity is a good thing, if not for THEM that generally fall prey to it, then at least for the REST of the people that might be quite reasonable normally but still might catch collateral fire from it.

AdminNightStrike November 9 2012 6:18 PM EST

FYI, spermicide doesn't stop STDs

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] November 9 2012 8:17 PM EST

We reduce risk to firefighters and football players and welders by inventing things to mitigate the dangers of their jobs to their bodies.

Sex workers merit the same consideration! I understand having "the talk" cuts down on profitability when you're getting paid piece-work or hourly instead of on salary.

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] November 9 2012 11:35 PM EST

We reduce risk to firefighters and football players and welders by inventing things to mitigate the dangers of their jobs to their bodies.

we are proud of their contributions though, shame is shameful it appears.
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