30 years on, vaccine for HIV still a distant dream

Nikita, CNN-IBN | Nov 30, 2012 at 12:01pm


Mumbai: Thirty years since the first case of a person infected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus or HIV was reported, there is still no realistic prospect of a vaccine for the disease. Records show that in these 30 years, almost 25 million people died of HIV. In 2011, 25 million children worldwide were orphaned by AIDS. According to UNAIDS, there has been a 21 per cent dip worldwide in AIDS-related deaths but 34 million people are still living with HIV.