Medicine: No Progress, No Panic

"We now know more about this virus than perhaps any virus one wishes to discuss," declared Dr. Samuel Broder of the National Cancer Institute. But as researchers presented their findings at the International AIDS Conference in Washington last week, it became clear that there is no immediate hope of discovering a vaccine to inoculate people against the AIDS virus. And few new drugs are on the horizon that might alleviate or cure the disease. Said Dr. Harold Jaffe, chief AIDS epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta: "The strides made in the molecular biology of the virus are just...

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