A big YES to that. Come to think of it, back in the days people die of trivial diseases such as chickenpox, measles, plague, etc. but as science and technology progress, these diseases are now curable and are no longer consider to be threats to human life. Except of course, if a person does not have access to proper health care. But that is a completely different story.
However, I do hope that the cure will be discovered soon, as HIV has caused several deaths already not to mention that it has been around for so long. This makes me think about several pharma conspiracy theories about keeping the world sick either by creating new strains of viruses or by hiding the cure. The very thought makes me cringe.