Searching for an anti-HIV cream

News article 10 Dec 2012

LSTM’s Dr Angela Obasi features in article on anti-HIV gel that is adding to the first line of defence against HIV.

"There's a dance between the virus and the immune system,"

"The more we understand about the virus, the more we understand that dance". This poetic description captures a grim reality - the behaviour of the HIV virus, like acomplicated dance, is extremely difficult to predict and therefore tough to combat.

"Every time you come up with a strategy to combat the virus, the virus comes up the a strategy to overcome your strategy," explains the senior clinical researcher, who has been working in HIV research since 1996.


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