In early 2020, researchers everywhere united, scrambling to address a singular, urgent problem: a virus that was devastating the world. How they work and collaborate might never again be the same—it might be better.
Medical science is holding its breath. For decades, the most it could do for people with HIV was to prevent them from dying of AIDS. Now, new therapies are raising hopes for something more: a world in which the virus will no longer cause suffering or fear.