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  1. Out of Africa: the arrogance of an AIDS vaccine

    Mourn the death of the campaign for an AIDS vaccine but also cheer it. The push for a â''silver bullet,â'' however human an impulse, reflected as much an overwhelming arrogance on the part of scientists as the inherent difficulty of engineering a preemptive technological response to a protean disease. The field of vision should be clearer now. Pragmatic and relentless behavioral and societal adaptations are the best (and most humanistic) responses to the persistence of new cases of HIV/AIDS. As Helen Epstein wrote last year in her brilliant polemic on the disease, â''The Invisible Cure,â'' the most effective responses …

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