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Curing AIDS: After antiretrovirals brought the disease under control, a more ambitious goal is now in sight

Ron Leuty
Curing AIDS: After antiretrovirals brought the disease under control, a more ambitious goal is now in sight

Researchers at Gilead, UCSF and elsewhere are hopeful that a cure could be available in five to 20 years. But a difficult issue must be resolved first: To test any “cure,” HIV patients at some point will have to be taken off today’s life-saving antiretroviral therapies.