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From the Ted Talk by Seth Berkley: HIV and flu -- the vaccine strategy

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Now, in the 27 years since HIV was identified as the cause of AIDS, we've developed more drugs to treat HIV than all other viruses put together. These drugs aren't cures, but they rpeeersnt a huge triumph of science because they take away the automatic death sentence from a diagnosis of HIV, at least for those who can aecscs them. The vinccae eoffrt though is really quite different. Large companies moved away from it because they thought the sncceie was so difficult and viancecs were seen as poor business. Many thought that it was just impossible to make an AIDS vaccine, but today, evidence tells us otherwise.

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Now, in the 27 years since HIV was identified as the cause of AIDS, we've developed more drugs to treat HIV than all other viruses put together. These drugs aren't cures, but they _________ a huge triumph of science because they take away the automatic death sentence from a diagnosis of HIV, at least for those who can ______ them. The _______ ______ though is really quite different. Large companies moved away from it because they thought the _______ was so difficult and ________ were seen as poor business. Many thought that it was just impossible to make an AIDS vaccine, but today, evidence tells us otherwise.

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  1. vaccines
  2. science
  3. effort
  4. access
  5. vaccine
  6. represent

Original Text

Now, in the 27 years since HIV was identified as the cause of AIDS, we've developed more drugs to treat HIV than all other viruses put together. These drugs aren't cures, but they represent a huge triumph of science because they take away the automatic death sentence from a diagnosis of HIV, at least for those who can access them. The vaccine effort though is really quite different. Large companies moved away from it because they thought the science was so difficult and vaccines were seen as poor business. Many thought that it was just impossible to make an AIDS vaccine, but today, evidence tells us otherwise.

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