Author Video Barrier to HIV Cure Bigger than Previously Thought (video) Cell Press Share Print E-Mail Loading video... Caption HIV infection is typically treated with antiretroviral therapy, which targets actively replicating HIV but does not affect inactive or latent forms of the virus. The latent reservoir is the biggest barrier to curing HIV, and a study published by Cell Press October 24th in the journal Cell has shown that it could be 60 times larger than previously thought. The findings, publishing ahead of the upcoming translational medicine conference "What Will it Take to Achieve an AIDS-free World?" organized by Cell and The Lancet, highlight important limitations of current treatment strategies and could lead to the development of more effective interventions. Credit Cell, Ho et al. Usage Restrictions Credit Required Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.