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Advances Painted in Shades of Gray at a D.C. Conference

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Science  31 Jan 1997:
Vol. 275, Issue 5300, pp. 615-616
DOI: 10.1126/science.275.5300.615

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At the influential 4th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections last week, researchers praised the potent new drugs that can pound the AIDS virus so hard that even the most sensitive tests cannot detect it in the blood of HIV-infected people. But studies reported at the meeting also highlighted an important caveat about the new drugs: They have yet to cure anyone of HIV infection—and it's not yet clear whether they ever will.