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HIV Cure: The Target Is Clearer but Not Yet CloseHIV Cure: The Target Is Clearer but Not Yet Close

Paul Volberding, MD
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This article was published online first at www.annals.org on 14 January 2014.

From University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California.

Grant Support: By the Center for AIDS Research grant (P30 AI027763) from the National Institutes of Health and University of California, San Francisco–Gladstone Institute of Virology & Immunology Center for AIDS Research.

Potential Conflicts of Interest: Disclosures can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M13-2893.

Requests for Single Reprints: Paul Volberding, MD, AIDS Research Institute at University of California, San Francisco, 50 Beale Street, Suite 1300, San Francisco, CA 94105.

Author Contributions: Conception and design: P. Volberding.

Analysis and interpretation of the data: P. Volberding.

Drafting of the article: P. Volberding.

Critical revision of the article for important intellectual content: P. Volberding.

Final approval of the article: P. Volberding.

Ann Intern Med. 2014;160(7):505-506. doi:10.7326/M13-2893
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Of millions of persons chronically infected since the HIV epidemic began, only 1 is alive and free of the virus. HIV infection has reemerged in 2 more persons previously believed to be cured. This commentary discusses why a cure remains elusive but concludes that there is room for optimism.

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