Hope vs. hype? The state of HIV cure clinical trials in 2018
An estimated 36.7 million people worldwide were living with HIV in 2016, of whom approximately xx million are children under 15 years of age and 19.5 million are receiving antiretroviral treatment (ART). However, antiretroviral treatment is lifelong due to the incurable nature of HIV. The search for treatments that will enable a state of ART-free HIV remission or cure is underway. These modalities will be discussed along with lessons learned, the challenges and promise.