The long tale of HIV AIDS has entered in remarkable stage after the discovery of HIV vaccine tested in south Africa. There are many conspiracy theories of late in social media including HIV was created by Doctor Gallo as US biological weapon to wipe all African race and US enemies but nothing has been confirmed yet. The good news is that HIV vaccine has been finally found.
For Kenyans, the vaccine is already at Kenyatta national hospital KEMRI offices and as long we celebrate the HIV vaccine , it will not come cheap. It will cost around 10Million per head and cost could vary depending on other factors. Very few families can afford this merely nothing to celebrate about.
The world invested approximately $868 million in HIV vaccine research and development to develop and test HIV vaccine candidates and to carry out the policy and advocacy work to lay the foundation for their development.HIV is a very complex, highly changeable virus, which makes speedy development of a successful preventive HIV vaccine very difficult but seems to be have remarkable progress
Vaccines given before you get infected are called “preventive vaccines” or “prophylactic vaccines,” and you get them while you are healthy. This allows your body to set up defenses against those dangers ahead of time. That way, you won’t get sick if you’re exposed to them later. Preventive vaccines are widely used to prevent diseases like polio, chicken pox, measles, mumps, rubella, influenza (flu), hepatitis A and B, and human papillomavirus (HPV).
The HIV vaccine uses another virus, cytomegalovirus or CMV, as a “backbone” to carry small pieces of HIV into the body and arm the immune system.