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25 years of HIV-1 research – progress and perspectives

Mark A Wainberg1 and Kuan-Teh Jeang2*

Author Affiliations

1 McGill University AIDS Centre, Jewish General Hospital, Chemin Cote Ste-Catherine, Montreal, Quebec H3T 1E2, Canada

2 Molecular Virology Section, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland 20892-0460, USA

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BMC Medicine 2008, 6:31  doi:10.1186/1741-7015-6-31

Published: 31 October 2008

Abstract

Twenty-five years after the discovery and isolation of the human immunodeficiency virus by French and American scientists, much progress has been made in basic research, clinical treatment, and public health prevention measures for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. Here, we summarize, in brief, advances that have been achieved and provide some perspectives on future challenges.