August #115 : The Real AIDS Vaccine

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Table of Contents
 

Bite The Bullet




Gazing into Our Genes

Touch That Dial!

A New Med for Old HIV

Doctor's Diary - August 2005

Haart-less and Healthy

In the Swim

A Summer's Day

Block Those Rays

Lipostylin'

What, Me Sue?

Getting Out on the Job

The Bad Seed

The Sperm Cycle

Condom Wrap-up

Think Kink

Meet Our POZ Personals Catch of the Month

Ask The Sexpert-August 2005

Got Zen?

We're All Living With Nuts

Oh, Daddy!




The Real AIDS Vaccine

High Risk Offensive

Follow the Leader

Crime Blotter

Earthwatch

HIV 411: What's Hot and What's Not

Mentors-August 2005

My So-Called Afterlife

Doctor Feel Good




Editor's Letter - August 2005

Mailbox - August 2005



 
Most Popular Lessons

The HIV Life Cycle

Shingles

Herpes Simplex Virus

Syphilis & Neurosyphilis

Treatments for Opportunistic Infections (OIs)

What is AIDS & HIV?

Hepatitis & HIV



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August 2005


The Real AIDS Vaccine

"Contrary to the promises of most AIDS experts, the signs are that a vaccine to prevent HIV will not be found for several decades—if at all. Those responsible for carrying on the global fight against AIDS do not accept this grim outlook, at least publicly. Yet until the gravity of this scientific failure is openly acknowledged, a serious debate about how to end HIV’s lethal grip on the poorest and most vulnerable in the world cannot take place.…

The most important recent revelation is that the relations of women with men will determine the course of this plague.… Women are now three times more likely to become infected than young men. What might help women most is a personal method to protect themselves from HIV. If a condom is neither available nor practicable… microbicides might eventually be part of the answer. But our long-term defense requires a deeper understanding of the conditions in which AIDS is transmitted.

Marriage—in which there can be frequent episodes of male violence and sex with multiple partners—has become a serious risk factor for acquiring HIV. Is it too much to hope that the searing catastrophe of AIDS may have put before women and men an issue that they can use to confront male violence, exploitation and stigma?
By 2010, there will be 25 million children orphaned because of AIDS. This is a human atrocity that women and men must contend with together—and without a vaccine.”

—Dr. Richard Horton, editor of the “The Lancet”
ADAPTED FROM “AIDS: THE ELUSIVE VACCINE” AND EXCERPTED WITH PERMISSION OF THE NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS © 2004 NYREV, INC.


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