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The 30th anniversary of HIV

By Anjana Ahuja   May 2013

It is 30 years this month since the human immunodeficiency virus was unveiled in the journal Science. The anniversary will be marked by a conference on 21st to 23rd May, hosted by Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, who won a Nobel prize for the co-discovery of HIV. The meeting, at the Institut Pasteur in Paris, where she first isolated the virus with Luc Montagnier, is intended to look forward rather than back. HIV now affects almost one per cent of the world’s population and remains a life sentence.

The Global Research Council, a group of science funding agencies promoting cross-border research, kicks off…

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