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2013

Civil Rights and Discrimination

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Effectuating Change In The Regulation Of Hiv Vaccines, Scott M. Engstrom Jan 2013

Effectuating Change In The Regulation Of Hiv Vaccines, Scott M. Engstrom

Scott M Engstrom

HIV has been at the forefront in politics, medicine, and law since its discovery in 1981. Over thirty years have passed since the virus began a wave of fear made worse by a sensationalist media. Though much of the uproar has dulled, the lasting effects on the American Psyche have remained as the AIDS death toll has risen. Although the medical community has made significant progress in managing the infection through complex drug cocktails, prevention remains the most effective tool in the fight against AIDS. However, the old aphorism “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” has …