"We're Not Done"
When thousands of HIV researchers, clinicians, and advocates descend upon Durban, South Africa, next month the situation will be dramatically different than it was 16 years ago when the International AIDS Conference was held in this coastal city. Then, life-saving antiretroviral drugs were still not widely available in developing countries. But after the 2000 AIDS conference everything changed. A “movement” began, as current President of the International AIDS Society Chris Beyrer calls it. That movement has resulted in 17 million people receiving antiretroviral therapy. But Beyrer warns against declaring victory too early. In this issue, he talks about the successes in battling HIV/AIDS as well as the multiple challenges that still remain. Also in this issue, a report on dengue and the development of vaccines to fend off this mosquito-borne pathogen and the story of the prolific, young scientist Dan Barouch, whose relentless dedication to all areas of HIV research are helping to propel the quest for a vaccine.