23 December 2011
Vol 334, Issue 6063

About The Cover

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COVER Scanning electron micrograph of HIV viruses, each ~120 nanometers in diameter, on an infected cell surface. This year, clinical trial results showing that antiretroviral treatments for HIV also keep the virus from spreading raised hopes of ending HIV/AIDS epidemics in whole populations. See the Breakthrough of the Year special section beginning on page 1628 and at Image: Thomas Deerinck, Kathleen Fitzpatrick, John Guatelli, and Mark Ellisman, NCMIR, UCSD/Visuals Unlimited, Inc.