30 years on, Gallo sees 'functional cure' for HIV
January 4, 2014 - It has been 30 years since Dr. Robert Gallo became internationally famous for his role
in the discovery of the virus that causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome. He has wrestled with the question of a cure countless
times since then. But only within the last year, he says, did he conclude that working toward a "functional cure" makes the most sense.
AIDS has killed more than 36 million people around the world since the early 1980s. A similar number of people are infected
with the human immunodeficiency virus that Gallo and French scientists co-discovered. Treatments, including some developed by Gallo, have
improved; HIV-infected people in North America can live into their 60s, even 70s.
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