By: Robert C. Gallo and Luc Montagnier


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With close to 70 million people already infected with HIV and more than 20 million dead, AIDS is one of the greatest pandemics in medical history.

In this article, Luc Montagnier and Robert Gallo, the two scientists credited with discovering the cause of AIDS, propose a set of priorities for fighting the global AIDS epidemic.

Less toxic and cheaper antiretroviral treatments must be developed, the two researchers say. They also describe strategies to block mother-to-infant transmission, and to build the infrastructure needed for prevention, treatment, and research in the developing world.

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Reference: Science 298, 1730 (2002)