Coinciding with World
AIDS Day today, the Editor-in-Chief of Retrovirology, Kuan-Teh Jeang has
published an editorial
commenting on the progress made and challenges that still remain, 26 years
after AIDS was first recognised.
editorial presents startling
statistics on the state of AIDS more than a quarter of a century after it was first characterised –
approximately 33 million people are infected with HIV worldwide, with roughly
10,000 individuals becoming HIV positive each day. Dr Jeang comments on the
progress made with antiretroviral drugs (despite significant problems with
resistance), the emergence of a new class of drugs in the past year, the
pitfalls encountered and challenges still faced with vaccine development, as
well as the significant problems with access to treatment. On the theme of this year’s World AIDS Day, leadership, Dr Jeang looks ahead to the future for AIDS research and therapy, and who will be the global leaders in this.
Read the full article on the Retrovirology website.