For Biology students in the College of Creative Studies at the University of California Santa Barbara.
Sunday, May 31, 2015
HIV and Vaccines
It seems like every week there is some news about an HIV vaccine. There was back in January 1, February with 1, 2, 3, April that had 1, 2, 3, 4, May has had 1, 2, 3. There are probably many more that can be found outside of a quick search, but the point is that an HIV vaccine has become one of those science topics that is easy to make a story out of. There are always vaccines in development (even a crowdfunded one) and a vaccine against HIV is something the world needs, so it makes sense that these articles are always being written and read. But like the mouse that has been cured of Alzheimer's you have to wonder if these articles help the public understand anything other than a vaccine is under development. It's interesting to look at science news and how it's presented to the public.