What if you could take your HIV meds not once or twice a day, but once or twice a month? Researchers are on the case. The key is a little (really little) thing called nanotechnology, which creates super-small molecules (“nano” means “one billionth”). This method could allow HIV meds to enter your body in one shot, then be slowwwwwwly released over time to do their work. At least three HIV drugs are being tested in the form of long-lasting injections. When will these HIV nanos start reporting for duty? Could be as soon as five to seven years—if the technology keeps shooting straight.