This is the best news the world has ever heard, ever.
Even if it comes bizarrely from… Perez Hilton? He reports that:
There’s a new HIV vaccine being tested right now that has ZERO adverse side effects. Put that vaccine in your prevention pipe and smoke it!…
These beautiful scientists from the magical land of Canada have been working tirelessly to develop the world’s first HIV vaccine, and by creating one that boost immunity while having no bad side effects is a HUGE deal. The vaccine is based on a genetically modified, dead virus.
It can now progress to the next stage of testing and could be commercially available in five years. FIVE YEARS. We’re going to be seeing the end of a lot of scary things in our lifetime, folks.
First of all, I like it when people say nice things about Canada. Second of all, I was a little skeptical because this sounds too good to be true, but it looks like Perez is pulling from this (less snappily worded) report from Western News which claims:
We have proven that there is no safety concern of SAV001-H in human administration and we are now prepared to take the next steps towards Phase II and Phase III clinical trials…
[This] vaccine is unique in that it uses a killed whole HIV-1, much like the killed whole virus vaccines for polio, influenza, rabies and hepatitis A.
Of course, there’s a lot that can go wrong in final trials. I mean, it’s still a bit soon to jump up and down screaming “we found a cure for AIDs” but, whoa, did they just find the cure for AIDs? This is going to change our outlook on sex a whole bunch if we can have it without worrying about dying. Also, Studio 54 will probably re-open, so that’ll be pretty fun.
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