The hunt for an AIDS vaccine
Experts gathered this week in Vienna at an international AIDS conference, and there was good news about a vaginal gel that could prevent transmission of the HIV virus. But scientists are still looking for what some have called the Holy Grail of AIDS prevention: a vaccine. Epidemiologist Seth Berkley, founder of the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, speaks at the 2010 Aspen Ideas Festival about the prospects for a vaccine.
- Dr. Seth Berkley: Epidemiologist and founder of the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, a global non-profit. Berkley previously held positions at the US Centers for Disease Control, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Carter Center.
- Laurie Garrett: Senior fellow for Global Health at the Council on Foreign Relations. Garrett is a science writer who has won both the Pultizer Prize and a Peabody. She is the author of "The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance."
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