Thursday, September 24, 2009

Vaccine helps prevent HIV infection

This doesn't have anything to do with art or entertainment, but this was far too amazing to not say something about. There's finally a vaccine that can help prevent HIV infection.

It may cut the risk of being infected by 31%. That doesn't sound like much, but when you consider that this is the first vaccine to be at all effective this is huge. Now that they've found something that works, they can start to isolate why it works and, hopefully, create something even more effective.

Instead of killing millions across the world, we might actually see HIV put into the same category as smallpox in our lifetimes. Let's hope.

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