5 Things We Learned from the International AIDS Conference

Battle strategies and hope marked the first conference held on American soil in 22 years.

BY Trudy Ring

October 29 2012 3:30 AM ET

The Cure IS Coming
Others also have new optimism about a cure. The International AIDS Society, which sponsors the conference, has put together a strategy for seeking a cure, identifying key areas for research to make this possible. It announced the strategy just prior to the conference.

“The science has been telling us for some time now that achieving a cure for HIV infection could be a realistic possibility,” said French scientist Françoise Barré-Sinoussi (pictured above), who helped discover the virus, in announcing the project. “The time is right to take the opportunity to try and develop an HIV cure — we might regret never having tried.”