Scientists searching for the Holy Grail of a vaccine against the incurable AIDS virus say recent encouraging steps should now galvanize efforts to use limited funds in smarter ways to drive the field forward.Full story
Sept. 24: For the first time, clinical trials in Indonesia have shown that an HIV vaccine cuts the risk of infection by more than 30 percent. NBC's Ian Williams reports.
NEW YORK - MAY 21: Dr. Sanjay Phogat, a Principle Scientist at the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative laboratory looks over test results May 21, 2010 in New York. Research into creating a AIDS vaccine continues at the Brooklyn borough outpost of IAVI, one of a consortium of laboratories around
This file photo taken on January 23, 2009 shows boxes of ashes with names displayed waiting to be claimed by their relatives at a shrine at the AIDS hospice on the grounds of the Wat Phra Baht Nam Phu Buddhist temple in Lop Buri. An experimental AIDS vaccine has for the first time cut the risk of in
FILE -In this May 15, 2006 file photo, AIDS/HIV patients spend a quiet afternoon at Wat Phrabatnampo AIDS hospice , in Lopburi, Thailand. Researchers in Thailand reported for the first time, an experimental vaccine has prevented infection with the AIDS virus, a watershed event in the deadly epidemic
A nurse draws blood from a patient during tests of an AIDS vaccine at the Bamrasnaradura Hospital in Bangkok in this file photo. REUTERS/Stringer