If/once an effective HIV vaccine is released to the public, do you feel its resultant outcome would be more beneficial, or more harmful, in the longrun??
If you choose not to answer it here, at least contemplate it to yourself-- if you knew some wonder drug could reduce your chances of HIV infection during unprotected sex to negligible probability, would you still choose to employ what you've no-doubt learned about protecting yourself over the last 23+ years?
I mean, let's be real here:
many people HATE the precautions of safe sex, and only employ it for the sole purpose of negating an HIV infection. (The same argument can independently be made for pregnancy, but that's anecdotal to what we're talking about)
And for the sake of candor:
many if not most, everyday people barely know what Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, etc even are; much less actively employ the extreme protective measures required to prevent their spread (aside from abstinence of course). That's why I've restricted this entire hypothetical assessment to HIV only.
So in the end.... in aggregate terms of lives, dollars, and human nature; would a highly-effective HIV vaccine actually cause more harm than good?
What say you?