The good news about this vaccine-research sea change for people already infected is that many new candidates show promise as treatments, too. Here's why: The type of anti-HIV T-cell immune response that they aim for is likely also critical for controlling HIV infection. Once HAART suppresses viral replication, your body is freed up to make new T-cells -- cells that a vaccine then could whip into a bigger, better immune response. The goal of this HAART/vax duo is ultimately to stop the meds and let your body take over the control of enemy HIV. For more about this revolutionary approach see "Sleeping With the Enemy."
Vax for HIVers
The good news about this vaccine-research sea change for people already infected is that many new