The Case For David Ho

He is one of the few scientists who still believe it's possible to eradicate HIV with drugs

To get the AIDS epidemic under control, you need brilliant leaders like Dr. Fauci. But if you want to get rid of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS--not just harness it but completely eradicate it from infected individuals--you want Dr. David Ho.

I was part of the team that named Ho TIME's Man of the Year in 1996, and having followed his work in the years since, I suspect that he is a worthy match for the wily virus.

The goal of eradicating HIV with drug therapy is surprisingly controversial. Most physicians have abandoned it; they have found HIV too...

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