"If the world acts with strategy and speed to implement the proven and emerging options, the epidemic should be on a measurable downward trajectory over the next five to ten years. Why, then, do we still need an AIDS vaccine?
Because we want to end the epidemic.
If the potential of combination prevention is realized over the next ten years, there will be vast reductions in the numbers of new HIV infections and AIDS deaths. If combination prevention targets do not get met in the next ten years, this will be a global tragedy.
In either scenario, an AIDS vaccine is an essential tool."
Great article - and on HIV Vaccine Awareness Day, too!