Antiviral Therapy: Eradicating HIV From a Patient: Not Just a Dream?

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Science  28 Jun 1996:
Vol. 272, Issue 5270, pp. 1884
DOI: 10.1126/science.272.5270.1884

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A new understanding of HIV pathogenesis that has emerged over the past 18 months has led AIDS researchers to pose what was recently an unthinkable question: Can HIV be eradicated from an infected person? A conference in Washington, D.C., 2 weeks ago, which focused on just that question, indicated that many researchers are now thinking the unthinkable.