Alcoholism drug may help design HIV cure: study

Study claims drug course can cure hepatitis C virus in patients in 12 weeksA treatment for alcoholism can reactivate dormant HIV, potentially allowing other drugs to spot and kill the virus hiding out in human immune cells, researchers said Tuesday. The medication, called Disulfiram, draws out the AIDS-causing virus without any side effects for patients, according to a study published in The Lancet. "Waking up" the virus – and then destroying it — is a promising strategy for ridding patients of HIV.

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