AIDS Vaccine Should Not Take Precedence Over Prevention, Treatment, Boston Globe Editorial Says
While VaxGen's recent report of progress on the AIDSVAX AIDS vaccine candidate is "encouraging," the news should not "divert energy from the immediate need to improve both prevention and treatment" of HIV/AIDS internationally and in the United States, a Boston Globe editorial says. Effective AIDS vaccines, if developed, would be "important new weapons" in the fight against HIV/AIDS. However, as "millions" of African teenagers have never even heard of AIDS, "millions" of lives can be saved now "by applying the most basic of public health lessons," the editorial concludes (Boston Globe, 7/10).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.