Setbacks Force HIV Researchers to Focus on Remission, Not Cures

July 12, 2016

(New Scientist) – Following these setbacks, the International AIDS Society has now released a new road map, outlining more realistic plans for fighting HIV. Before there can be hope of a cure, researchers need to tackle important gaps in knowledge, including where and how the virus hides, and how to detect the dormant virus. “The challenges remain substantial,” it concludes. But while a cure remains a long way off, Lewin says there are better prospects for achieving long periods of remission.