The end of AIDS is certainly possible. We have the technology to make it happen. It is just a matter of mustering the political will around the world to boost funding levels. Once that happens, AIDS will have bitten the dust.
In what will probably be the lasting take-aways of the 2012 conference was a paper published in the Journal of the American Medical Association recommending that patients diagnosed with HIVstart taking anti-retroviral druges immediately upon diagnosis.
HIV is a manageable condition and people living with it and live long, healthy and productive lives. However, people living with HIV often are forced to hide their conditions (or worse, not even get tested) for fear that they will be stigmatized and discriminated against