Nelson Michael


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 world’s experts on HIV/AIDS vaccine research have gathered here for the AIDS Vaccine 2010 conference. Something like 1,000 scientists from around the world attended.

And, unlike many AIDS meetings, there’s been lots of enthusiasm and excitement here because — after decades of frustration and failure — there’s actually been some significant progress in the search for an AIDS vaccine.

But, really, who cares? Continue reading