Thirty years of HIV research but many questions still unanswered
This article was originally published in Scrip
It’s hard to believe that it’s thirty years since the AIDS crisis broke. At the time, the cause of the disease was unknown, but the enormous resources devoted to tackling the crisis, both by governments and by industry, meant that not only was the virus responsible, human immunodeficiency virus, quickly identified, but also that drugs to attack the virus rapidly became available. Today, the success of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) means that HIV infection is largely seen as a chronic condition that can be successfully managed.