We live in extraordinary times.
Already we have very effective treatments and preventions with ART Therapy and PrEP.
It doesn't take long for stigma to raise it's ugly head:
"I got an idea, keep your pecker in your own pants and needles out of your arm and then maybe there will be no need for a "break through"."
"One of the best and cheapest ways to control the virus that causes AIDS is sexual behavior modification. Are they teaching that in our public schools?
I would rather see funding for the research of AIDS treatment go towards other important diseases, that people have less control over, as money is finite."
Gene Therapy will be no different as shown from the comments above.
This is very early. I can only be cautiously optimistic.....and wait for human trials, scientific papers, peer reviews, etc. to confirm results. There have been many hopeful 'cures' that haven't panned out.