Scientists Mark 25 Years of HIV Research In May 1983, the first scientific papers were published describing the possible connection between a retrovirus and the development of AIDS. The virus went on to become known as HIV. Experts discuss whether, 25 years later, scientists any closer to a cure for AIDS or to a vaccine to prevent HIV transmission.
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Scientists Mark 25 Years of HIV Research

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Scientists Mark 25 Years of HIV Research

Scientists Mark 25 Years of HIV Research

Scientists Mark 25 Years of HIV Research

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In May 1983, the first scientific papers were published describing the possible connection between a retrovirus and the development of AIDS. The virus went on to become known as HIV.

John Moore, professor of microbiology and immunology at Weill Medical College at Cornell University, and Sarah Schlesinger, associate professor of clinical investigation at Rockefeller University, talk about the research that has been done on HIV in the past 25 years. Are scientists any closer to a cure for AIDS, or to a vaccine that could protect against HIV transmission?