AIDS vaccine

0 HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

by hitthatswitch, Flickr It’s HIV Vaccine Awareness Day. So you should, at the very least, be aware that for the first time in decades there’s optimism in the field of HIV vaccine research. We appear to be making progress. I attended a big AIDS vaccine research meeting in Atlanta last…

1 Paying attention to progress on an AIDS vaccine

Seattle is home to the world’s largest network of AIDS vaccine researchers, the HIV Trials Network, and home to one of the world’s leading funding sources for AIDS vaccine research, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. That’s why I’ve been in Atlanta all week. Many, if not most, of the…

2 A new game, if not new game plan, for an AIDS vaccine

I’m not sure most people really understand just how crucial it is that we find a vaccine to prevent HIV/AIDS — or that it now seems more possible than ever before. It’s a totally new ball game, on both fronts. A huge study in Thailand, reported almost exactly a year…

0 HIV Vaccine Summit: A world without AIDS

HIV, the virusLos Alamos National Laboratory I’m in Atlanta this week for a meeting, starting today, aimed at ridding the world of AIDS — the Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise. A vaccine is really the only way. After many years of frustration and even despair of ever finding an HIV vaccine,…

1 AIDS: It’s the Vaccine, Stupid

hitthatswitch / Flickr In 1992, James Carville coined the phrase “It’s the economy, stupid!” to focus the Clintonites in their successful  bid to gain the presidency and, in so doing, created a monster snowclone (a customizable, formulaic cliché). When it comes to HIV/AIDS, it’s clear that no single approach –…

0 Thailand AIDS Vaccine Lesson: Public Support Matters

Earlier this year, I went to Thailand to report on a historic AIDS vaccine study known as the Thai Prime-Boost study (its technical name is RV144). I was asked by the AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition to offer a journalistic take on the project, the world’s largest HIV vaccine study to…