Since we first learned about HIV/AIDS 30 years ago, we've been on a mission to destroy it. So far, the virus has eluded every one of our efforts to wipe it off the face of the earth.
But we're getting there. We don't have a cure, and we don't have a vaccine. But what we do have is a growing number of ideas and methods that can each do their part to control HIV. And we have a planet filled with brilliant, dedicated people who have committed their careers, and in many cases their lives, to eradicating HIV.
Here are seven pieces of the puzzle. None of them can stop HIV on their own. But combined, they have the power to end one of the great plagues in human history, regardless of whether a true cure is discovered.