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Press Release

National HIV Vaccine Awareness Day May 18, 2011

Statement of Anthony S. Fauci, M.D.

May 11, 2011

Thirty years since the first report of the disease we now know as AIDS, scientists supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, continue advancing toward our goal of a vaccine to prevent HIV infection. I am optimistic that we will succeed.

We have scientific evidence that a safe and effective HIV vaccine is possible. In 2009, a clinical trial in Thailand involving 16,000 people demonstrated for the first time that a vaccine could safely prevent HIV infection in a modest proportion of study participants. Many of the best minds in HIV vaccine science are examining blood samples and data from the Thai trial to learn how the vaccine candidate prevented HIV infections and to consider how it could be modified to be more effective.

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Comment by: Will (Hattiesburg) Wed., May. 18, 2011 at 11:45 pm EDT
We probably could have had a cure years ago at a fraction of the price, but Fauci seems intent on starving that option. I guess that those of us who are already tainted arent worth the NIH's time. Thanks for everything doc!
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