By Kate Johnson – October 14, 2009
In just a few days Dr. Supachai Rerks-Ngarm, from Thailand’s Ministry of Health, and members of the U.S. Military will present their HIV vaccine study to their peers at the AIDS Vaccine conference in Paris.
It won’t be their first presentation of their findings, but they probably wish it was.
Their first presentation to the world’s media was a bit of a circus, that left many wishing the substance had matched the hype.
As a medical journalist I’ve seen my share of circus acts, and collected a whole folder of abandoned stories to show for it.