Understanding HIV latency and how to stop it is the key to finding a cure. People infected with HIV must follow a strict regimen of drug treatment to prevent the disease from progressing into AIDS. Treatment, however, does not cure HIV; it merely subdues the virus. If the patient stops treatment, the virus “wakes up” within just a few weeks and starts attacking the body’s immune system. Now scientists have developed a technique for tracking HIV lying dormant inside individual cells, potentially making the virus easier to target. Read more here.