Is a Successful HIV Vaccine Finally on the Horizon?

Image created by Seth Pincus, Elizabeth Fischer, and Austin Athman for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

Few vaccines have been as complicated—and filled with false starts and crushed hopes—as the development of an HIV vaccine

While antivirals help HIV-positive patients live longer and reduce viral transmission to virtually nil, these medications must be taken for life, and preventative medications like pre-exposure prophylaxis, known as PrEP, need to be taken every day to be effective. Vaccines, even if they need boosters, would make prevention much easier. Read more at Leaps.

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