HIV Prevention, Treatment Should Include Research On Effective Vaccine, Fauci Says
The current issue of the New England Journal of Medicine features a perspective piece and interview exploring different strategies to prevent and treat HIV worldwide.
NEJM: Interview with Dr. Anthony Fauci on the need for an HIV vaccine and the advances that will help fulfill that need
NEJM Managing Editor Stephen Morrissey interviews Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, who discusses different strategies of HIV prevention needed to end AIDS and a perspective piece published in NEJM that he co-authored (2/6).
NEJM: Ending AIDS — Is an HIV Vaccine Necessary?
“…[W]hile continuing to scale up the delivery of [antiretroviral therapy (ART)] and deploying nonvaccine prevention methods, the HIV prevention community should hold fast to its commitment to vaccine science. Ultimately, we believe, the only guarantee of a sustained end of the AIDS pandemic lies in a combination of nonvaccine prevention methods and the development and deployment of a safe and sufficiently effective HIV vaccine” (Fauci/Marston, 2/6).