Results of an early-stage clinical trial of an HIV vaccine could mean a hoped-for breakthrough in the battle against AIDS.

It was in 1981 that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) first reported on a rare lung infection in a young, healthy man who was gay. In 1982, the term “Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)” was used for the first time. Since then, the World Health Organization reports that HIV has infected 70 million people, and the deadly syndrome AIDS the virus causes has killed 35 million. The tragic timeline of this disease will continue until there is a way to… more

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