Scientists No Closer to Developing HIV Vaccine Than 20 Years Ago, AAAS President Says
February 19, 2008
During the annual American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting on Thursday in Boston, AAAS President David Baltimore said scientists are no closer to developing an HIV vaccine than they were when vaccine research began, BBC News reports (Briggs, BBC News, 2/15).
Baltimore said he is not "prepared" to say that an HIV vaccine will never be developed because he does not want to "take a pessimistic stance. I want to take an optimistic stance and say this is too important to give up on" (Independent, 2/15).
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