Cancer and HIV fields combine forces for a cure

Transformations in cancer treatment are being experimented with in HIV in the hopes it will usher the world near a cure.

The first-ever anti-HIV drug, AZT, was originally made to fight cancer but was abandoned in preliminary testing. This breakthrough drug saved lives and brought hope to people with AIDS.
More than two decades later, the fields of oncology and HIV are teaming up again in the hope for a more practical cure for AIDS.

Nobel Laureate Professor Françoise Barré-Sinoussi who co-discovered the HI virus in 1983 said that the two diseases have more in common than meets the eye.


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