The Public Health Agency of Canada recently announced that they and the Gates
Foundation would not be moving ahead with plans to build an $88-million
HIV vaccine pilot manufacturing facility to produce experimental
vaccines for clinical trials. Since I have a very close friend in the city who is HIV-positive, I decided to publish his thoughts on Harper's recent takeback of a grant promised to an AIDS research facility. His identity is protected at his request.
"When Harper, who does not like gays, CANCELS a grant already promising $18 million for the creation of a research centre in Alberta, to instead pursue research on an eventual vaccine, it's not just seropositive people that lose out, it's all of society! Many immunologists are interested in HIV for the simple reason that there are 35 million people to cure!
We should prevent a worldwide pandemic, if we even can. But mostly: IF WE FiGURE OUT HOW TO CURE HIV, IT'S THE ENTIRE MEDICAL SCIENCE INDUSTRY THAT WILL BENEFIT SINCE WE WILL KNOW HOW THE IMMUNE SYSTEM FUNCTIONS AND HOW TO STRENGTHEN IT TO PREVENT ALL ILLNESSES!
more information about HIV in Canada, visit www.catie.ca. Avoid lesser-known websites and blogs;
errors can often slip through."
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