The co-discoverer of HIV, Professor Francois Barre Sinoussi revealed over the weekend that efforts are now underway to develop a cure for HIV using cancer therapies.
She said this on Saturday while chatting with journalists on a tour of the sophisticated laboratories at Institut Pasteur in Paris France.
The Nobel Laureate added that the HIV Cure and Cancer Forum would on Saturday be inaugurated at the Institut Curie in Paris.
“Efforts are now underway to determine if these cancer therapies can be used to build up the immune system of patients with HIV.
“This will be in such a way that HIV patients can achieve a durable and perhaps life-long treatment–free state of remission”.
Barre-Sinoussi and Luc Montagnier co-discovered the HIV in 1983.