Philadelphia—As HIV/AIDS soars past the great influenza epidemic of 1918 as the deadliest plague in the last 100 years, the best hope for stanching the pandemic lies with a vaccine. While allusions to worldwide immunization campaigns call to mind the eradication of smallpox and the containment of polio, the prospects for similar success with HIV/AIDS are considerably dimmer, at least for the next decade.
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