Editorial: A step closer to HIV prevention

Published in The Hindu on January 11, 2012   Time and again, HIV vaccine trials have proved right the dictum, ‘monkeys lie and mice do not always tell the truth'. Positive results in animals did not translate into good outcome in humans. However, the results of a recent study in rhesus monkeys show greater promise … Continue reading Editorial: A step closer to HIV prevention

Editorial: AIDS vaccine – a ray of hope

Published in The Hindu on September 24, 2011 The search for an effective AIDS vaccine began a quarter-century ago and after a series of failures, there finally appears some reason to cheer. The first signs of success are beginning to emerge, ironically, from a trial (RV144) that seemed destined to flop. The two vaccine candidates … Continue reading Editorial: AIDS vaccine – a ray of hope