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AIDS Vaccine History on PBS Documentary; DVD, Book Available

December 14, 2005

"Ending AIDS: The Search for a Vaccine", an excellent 56-minute documentary history of AIDS vaccine research narrated by Richard Gere, will be shown on PBS in December 2005; check local stations for scheduled times.

The book Shots in the Dark: The Wayward Search for an AIDS Vaccine, by science writer Jon Cohen, inspired the documentary, which tells the story with historical footage along with recent interviews with experts.

The video is also available on DVD for $24.95, and a companion book to the program for $15.95. For more information, visit

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