Trump says the AIDS vaccine and experts are confused

HIV / AIDS experts have been criticized for misrepresenting President Donald Trump as an "AIDS vaccine."

Trump made these remarks at a press conference at the White House Rose Garden on Tuesday about efforts to manufacture a vaccine against the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

"I am ICT that there will be a very successful vaccine, treatment, and treatment [for COVID-19] before the end of the year," the President said.

Praising the "incredible" scientists and doctors who have developed the treatment in the past, Trump said: "They are smart, smart, smart, anywhere. And they have come up with the AIDS vaccine, they have come." Or AIDS and you know different things and now different companies are involved but the cure for AIDS. AIDS is the death penalty and now people live life with the pill. This is an incredible thing. "

There are currently no vaccines to prevent HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. There are treatments that say that the life expectancy of a person living with HIV is nonexistent, such as sharing information about HIV and AIDS in the U.K. Matthew Hodgson, executive director of NAM, the based charity, reported Newsweek.
"This is one of the greatest medical achievements of the last fifty years," he said.
Additionally, the vaccine-free PrEP provides "almost complete protection against Hodgson." "New formulations of PrEP, administered by injection and effective for up to two months, will be available later this year."

Hodgson said Trump's "unnecessary" argument shows that there is an AIDS vaccine and that this could lead to confusion.

"There is already a lot of myths and misinformation around HIV. To deal with the false claim of one of the most powerful people on the planet increases the challenge of dealing with HIV ignorance and fear."

Ian Green, chief executive of the UK's Terence Higgins Trust, which advocates and provides HIV-related services, told Newsweek: "Such misinformation helps us fight the fight against HIV. These comments made by Trump are not Trump's work. We are with HIV in 2020.

"For decades, HIV activists have fought to combat misinformation about HIV, which can eliminate stigma and discrimination. At a basic level, it is really important for the world to know the difference between HIV and AIDS. The world is one of the most recognized leaders in the world."

Andrew Leah, a professor of evolutionary genetics who leads an HIV research team at the University of Edinburgh in the UK, told Brown Newsweek: "The president is confused about this, but many drugs have trouble distinguishing between the two components.

On the HIV vaccine, Brown said: "There has been a major effort to develop a vaccine against HIV that has been in the works for 35 years. There is no vaccine yet, and there is no serious candidate."

Hodgson said: "However, the vaccine that protects people from infection is likely to be available in 10 years. There have been several large-scale trials this year, but some have stopped. Some COVIDs have led to early terminations."

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