Over the past 40 years incredible advances have been made in the development of effective HIV treatments that allow people living with HIV to suppress their virus to undetectable levels and avoid transmitting it to others. This era of effective treatment with antiretrovirals (ARV) is undoubtedly a gigantic leap forward from the early beginnings of the HIV crisis, but the fact remains that there are almost 38 million people living with HIV (PLHIV) worldwide.
These individuals still have to take a lifetime of treatments, which can take a significant emotional and physical toll. To lift the substantial burdens of daily treatment and social stigma associated with HIV, a cure is essential towards accomplishing our goal of ending the HIV epidemic.
With this goal in mind, we are in pursuit of a cure for HIV:
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