Why An Imperfect HIV Vaccine Could Be Better Than None At All

Why An Imperfect HIV Vaccine Could Be Better Than None At All

An experimental vaccine against the AIDS virus is being tested in South Africa. Scientists hope it will succeed where others have failed. Mujahid Safodien/AFP/Getty Images hide caption An experimental vaccine against the AIDS virus is being tested in South Africa. Scientists hope it will succeed where others have failed. When Health and Human Services Secretary Margaret Heckler announced that scientists had discovered the virus that caused AIDS at a press conference in 1984, the disease was still mysterious and invariably fatal. Perhaps with a vaccine, AIDS could be ended like smallpox or contained like polio, two scourges that yielded to...

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