In the last 30 years, AIDS has claimed around 30 million lives. But now researchers believe that scientific breakthroughs will lead to the end of the AIDS epidemic. There are treatments that have been proven to work that lower the risk of transmitting the disease by 96 percent. Scientists have even come close to curing the disease with the HIV vaccine. Although it is still in the study phase, this research shows promise. Earlier this year, the HIV prevention drug Truvada became FDA approved. If that isn’t enough evidence that we’re about to kick this virus, “the Berlin patient” Timothy Brown became the first person to be cured of AIDS.