The road to curing HIV

HIV treatments have come a long way, but tens of millions around the world remain infected and need daily antiretroviral therapy — and unless things change, they will need it for the rest of their lives.

David Margolis, M.D., Richard Dunham, Ph.D., and all of the scientists working at the UNC HIV Cure Center plan to change things.

This spring, ViiV Healthcare, and Carolina announced that they have signed a second five-year $20 million contract to continue their groundbreaking research to find a cure.

“We are dealing with the most difficult problem in HIV research: how to get the virus out of latency so it can be killed and people can be truly cured,” Margolis said.

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