May 18, 2007
Ten Years Later, AIDS Vaccine Search Continues
Science gets closer, but a fully effective vaccine remains elusive
By JR Minkel
Ten years ago today, President Bill Clinton announced a national goal to develop an AIDS vaccine within a decade. At that time, the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) virus that causes AIDS had infected some 25 million people worldwide. Clinton established a research center at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and pledged to enlist other nations in the effort.