January 28, 2011
Despite the fact "[c]ombination antiretroviral therapy (cART) has led to a major reduction in HIV-related mortality and morbidity. ... HIV can still not be cured. With the absence of an effective prophylactic or therapeutic vaccine, increasing numbers of infected people, emerging new toxicities secondary to cART and the need for life-long treatment, there is now a real urgency to find a cure for HIV," write the authors of a Journal of the International AIDS Society commentary piece that reflects on some of the barriers to curing HIV. "We need scientists, clinicians, affected communities, industry, politicians and government to embrace the challenge and work together towards finding a cure for HIV," the authors conclude (Lewin et al., 1/24).
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