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Why curing HIV may be like curing cancer – and may be as difficult
Gus Cairns, 2017-08-03 09:50:00

For the last few years, a specialist symposium on HIV cure research has preceded the International AIDS Society (IAS) Conferences and this one was no exception, with a 1.5-day forum at Paris’s Curie Institute on the weekend the 9th IAS Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2017) opened.

This time round, there was a difference; this one was called the IAS HIV Cure and Cancer Forum. This is due to the dawning recognition that curing HIV and curing cancer have aspects in common, and that established or experimental cancer drugs may also have a part to play in curing HIV.