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Making AIDS history, amfAR counts down to a cure at Capitol Hill briefing

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Ambassador Deborah Birx,  Anthony Fauci, Michel Sidibe, Kenneth Cole, Miss Universe, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Sen. Tom Harkin, and World Bank President Jim Kim among participants in event to “Make AIDS History.” It already sounds like history now, before testing, before treatment, before activism, science, money and policy introduced hope into the time when an AIDS […]

ID Week: A last look at AIDS, from beginning to end

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SAN DIEGO, CA — Do you remember where you were at the beginning of AIDS? Diane Havlir, who gave ID Week’s final talk on the epidemic, likes to ask that at the start of a talk, although she is increasingly aware that some of the physicians and researchers she is speaking to were children back […]

AIDS Vaccine 2012: Of YECIs and generations of work

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BOSTON, MA — When Bill Snow, now director of the Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise, first became interested in the quest for a vaccine against the AIDS virus, he had a life expectancy of less than 10 years, he said Sunday. That was in 1989, he told the audience gathered for the opening of AIDS Vaccine […]

Taking Next Steps Towards an AIDS Vaccine After Thai Trial

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Last month, HIV scientists gathered for the Keystone Symposia on HIV Pathogenesis, where research results highlighted continued momentum in the search for an effective HIV vaccine. The current positive outlook among vaccine researchers is based in part on the modest efficacy data of RV144, the vaccine that completed testing in Thailand last year. This was […]

In AIDS Vaccine Search, Decades of Disappointment Mean Even Small Gains are Significant

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With the 2009 AIDS Vaccine Conference underway in Paris, folks are finally getting a peak at the all-important details of the widely-publicized Thai vaccine trial and its much analyzed, but little understood, results. Since the study results were first announced amid much hoopla three weeks ago, there have been more questions than answers about the […]

AIDS Vaccine Study Results Significant, But Not a Home Run

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For the first time in nearly three decades of research, HIV/AIDS scientists are reporting positive results from a vaccine trial. The study tested two vaccine candidates that proved ineffective when examined separately in earlier studies; in the new trial, involving more than 16,000 volunteers in Thailand, the two vaccines were combined in a “prime-boost” approach. […]