According to a consortium of anti-smoking organizations, U.S. state governments are raking in more money than ever from tobacco companies but aren't spending as much as they had in recent years on preventing their constituents from starting to light up or on helping them quit.
After almost 30 years since HIV surfaced in the United States, researchers in Thailand and the U.S. have created an experimental vaccine that has, over a seven-year study, been found to reduce the risk of contracting HIV by one-third. The vaccine is a combination of two existing vaccinations that were not successful in reducing infection.
Countries with AIDS epidemics actually have to cut the money they spend on treatment in order to conform to Bush's requirements for spending on abstinence programs, reports the government watchdog. But it's all good, because this way, God isn't being offended by people having sex before marriage.