AIDS Experts Explain Why We Still Don't Have An HIV Vaccine

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In 1981, James Curran and his team of scientists from the Center of Disease Control investigated a particular type of pneumonia which seemingly circulated among homosexual men in New York City and Los Angeles. Little did they know that they were about to discover one of the deadliest diseases in existence, the acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS).

Since then, scientists and doctors have worked endlessly together to put a stop to the disease. Although progress is ongoing, it has also been very slow and unsteady. In the early 80s, when AIDS was gaining worldwide notoriety, people assumed that a vaccine will be released in no time. Unfortunately, until now, scientists still haven’t perfected a proper treatment for the deadly disease.

James Curran recently visited Reddit’s /r/science to answer some of the most pressing questions about AIDS, and the current progress of the research to stifle the fatal disease. He is joined by another AIDS expert, Dr. Carlos del Rio. Here are some of the most intriguing questions answered.

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