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Opinion & Commentary

"This Is a Dynamic, Productive Time in HIV Prevention Research"

December 24, 2009

In a Washington Post letter to the editor, Alan Bernstein, executive director of the Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise, and Rafi Ahmed, science committee chairman of the Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise, challenge a recent Washington Post editorial that questioned the scientific progress being made in the search for an HIV vaccine and microbicide. "The search for a safe and effective method to prevent HIV infection and AIDS is a long journey in which we should expect both success and failure," the authors write, before highlighting the lessons learned from the recent microbicide gel study and AIDS vaccine trial in Thailand. "Contrary to the impression given by the editorial, this is a dynamic and productive time in HIV prevention research," the authors conclude (12/24).

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