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HIV Vaccine Research Showing Promise

Recent findings on HIV vaccine research, some presented recently at the AIDS Vaccine 2011 conference in Bangkok, “show that the science of an AIDS vaccine is vibrant and vital,” Mitchell Warren, executive director of AVAC-Global Advocacy for HIV Prevention, writes in a “Science Speaks” guest blog post. “Now is exactly the time to hold a steady course in funding for basic science, clinical trials and product development. It’s good business sense: our investments are paying off — and the dividend, in the form of an effective vaccine, would have value beyond our wildest dreams,” he writes (Mazzotta, 9/23).