HIV Vaccine results from Thailand look promising in slowing rates of infection, though this is not the end of the road. More amazing, though, is how little news this creates. I’m old enough to remember the hysteria around AIDS, and I’m old enough to remember when discussions of it were dominant. But now, despite the cost and effects of medications need to prolong one’s life with the disease and the fact that most people in the world can neither afford or even have access to these drugs, little in public discussion remains, except important though ignore discussions of spreading access to these medications in sub-Saharan Africa. But this is indeed big news.