In a new video blog, My Fabulous Disease's Mark S. King sits down with a group of activists living with HIV who believe, based on scientific research, that a cure is on the horizon. They take their message to many HIV research conferences, where, unsurprisingly, they receive mixed responses.
Some point to the possibility of eradicating the virus, as has apparently been accomplished with the so-called Berlin Patient, Timothy Ray Brown, and a few others. Others say a "cure" could simply entail being able to keep one's viral levels under control without constantly taking medications.
These activists also emphasize the need to work together for a cure, noting that collaborative efforts have produced what progress we have seen against HIV and AIDS.
They also encourage participation in trials of new treatments. To volunteer for a clinical trial or see what might be happening in your neck of the woods, visit ResearchMatch.org or ClinicalTrials.gov.