Published in Vaccine Weekly, October 18th, 1999
It has been only a few years since two factors came together to raise hopes of an AIDS cure: the availability of potent antiretroviral drugs, and a first glimpse at the dynamics of HIV infection. These early data suggested that virus suppression could lead to eradication of the virus in only a few years.
Now a better understanding of HIV - and a new appreciation of host factors - leads to far more sobering conclusions.
"HIV eradication is now seen as a rare possibility - or impossibility," said leading AIDS researcher Michael Saag of the University...
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