29 May '11, 3am

30 years after the Aids epidemic surfaced, hope of conquering it has never been greater, says US researcher

30 years after the Aids epidemic surfaced, hope of conquering it has never been greater, says US researcher

Filipinos stand around a quilt made b persons with HIV and Aids during a ceremony to mark the 27th International Aids Candlelight Memorial in Manila. Dr Anthony Fauci, longtime US leader in the Aids fight, said hope of conquering the epidemic has never been greater. -- PHOTO: AP WASHINGTON - THIRTY years after the Aids epidemic surfaced, hope of conquering the deadly epidemic has never been greater, according to a longtime US leader in the Aids fight, Anthony Fauci. This hope has been spurred by recent advances toward a vaccine and new breakthoughs in treatment and prevention, said Dr Fauci who has headed the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases since 1984. 'Over the last one and half years we have had several important advances which when you put them together and combine them are now pointing very strongly to the fact that we can essentially be able to ...

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