HIV’s Achilles Heel

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HIV/AIDS Updates

AIDS is not an immediate death sentence anymore, but rather a manageable disease. In the same time, while the number of AIDS-related deaths is decreasing, HIV infections are on the rise—the most recent CDC statistics show that 56,000 (not 40,000) Americans become infected every year. While today’s HIV/AIDS patients and their physicians can choose from a variety of powerful medications to keep the disease in check, some AIDS experts believe that treatments do not pave the way to a world without AIDS; a cure does.

While some may believe that an AIDS cure is still out of sight, a group of AIDS experts led by Doctor Sudhur Paul of the University of Texas Medical School of Houston announced that the possibility of discovering an AIDS cure might come sooner than envisioned.