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Researchers discuss cure, vaccine for HIV

Researchers discuss cure, vaccine for HIV

Antiviral drugs enable people to live for years with HIV, and now researchers around the world are looking to surpass that achievement with a cure.

Nearly 300 of those researchers gathered Monday at the Marriott Waterfront in Baltimore to share the latest research findings, with the aim of sparking new ideas. They were in town for the International Meeting of the Institute of Human Virology, which for the last 17 years has brought together the best minds in AIDS research to help advance ways to treat it.

A part of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, the institute is headed by Dr. Robert Gallo, co-discoverer of the HIV virus that causes AIDS. Much of the research...