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Modern HIV treatment is highly effective and life-changing, but it suppresses rather than eradicates HIV and it is therefore necessary to keep taking it for life. The effects of stopping treatment are very clear: viral replication, viral load and HIV-associated inflammation will all increase, often within weeks, as will the risk of developing cardiovascular, kidney and liver disease.

Add to this lifelong need a constant rise in numbers of PLHIV, and we have a growing global therapeutic and health service funding challenge.

The case for a cure is obvious and pressing.

CAN GENE THERAPY CURE HIV? with PAULA CANNON