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Fauci at the UN

linkurl:Anthony Fauci,;http://www.the-scientist.com/article/display/13734/ director of the NIH's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), addressed the United Nations General Assembly in New York City today (Jun 10), telling delegates and dignitaries that the key to controlling HIV/AIDS in developing nations is prevention, and especially the development of linkurl:vaccine;http://www.the-scientist.com/blog/display/54655/ for the disease. Fauci said that "a preventive HIV va

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linkurl:Anthony Fauci,;http://www.the-scientist.com/article/display/13734/ director of the NIH's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), addressed the United Nations General Assembly in New York City today (Jun 10), telling delegates and dignitaries that the key to controlling HIV/AIDS in developing nations is prevention, and especially the development of linkurl:vaccine;http://www.the-scientist.com/blog/display/54655/ for the disease. Fauci said that "a preventive HIV vaccine remains the greatest hope for halting the relentless spread of HIV/AIDS," during his address, which was linkurl:webcast;http://www.un.org/webcast/# on the UN's website. "HIV has proven to be very different from those viruses for which we have developed effective immunizations. We must solve the mystery of how to prompt the human body to produce a protective immune response against HIV, something that natural infection with the virus seems unable to do." Fauci was speaking to the Assembly during a special linkurl:High-level Meeting on AIDS,;http://www.un.org/ga/aidsmeeting2008/ where delegates gathered to hear progress reports from the global...

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