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Why we still need to worry about AIDS

Thirty years ago, a brief report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention described five young men with a rare form of pneumonia usually seen in people with severely depressed immune systems - the men were previously healthy, the report noted; they were also "all active homosexuals." Experts later learned those were the first documented cases of AIDS, or acquired immune deficiency syndrome - a disease caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and one that has since killed more than 33 million people worldwide.

Three decades later, there's no cure for AIDS and no HIV vaccine, and …

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