Could Tat be the right HIV Vaccine Target?

From a small clustering of men with Karposi’s sarcoma and Pneumocystis pneumonia in the early 1980s, HIV/AIDS has quickly become a pandemic that has killed more than 25 million people to date. Despite relatively inefficient mode of transmission, HIV continues to...
Issues with Vaccine Development for HIV/AIDS

Issues with Vaccine Development for HIV/AIDS

My professor said something two days ago that shocked me: “I honestly don’t think we’ll ever see an effective vaccine for HIV/AIDS.” Considering how much of an expert he is, that was pretty demoralizing.  And I don’t believe him; I can’t...
The Recent HIV/AIDS Vaccine: Thoughts

The Recent HIV/AIDS Vaccine: Thoughts

The HIV/AIDS Vaccine: A few weeks ago I was sitting in the basement of the biomedical research center at my school, just having made it through another fascinating class on pharmacology.  It was time for lunch, so I made for the exit, meeting my friend along the way....