Researchers make major step in finding cure for HIV

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Danish researchers say they are finding ways to activate and expose hidden HIV cells to the immune system, which is being called a major step in finding a cure for the virus that causes AIDS.

Doctor Ole Soggard from Aarus University Hospital in Denmark said he performed a study of six HIV patients who were given a cancer drug.  He says the drug kicked HIV into the bloodstream, where the immune system could theoretically attack and kill it.

The finding is being called the single most important advance reported at the AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia.

Doctor Soggard said that in time this method could lead to a cure, but at this point we are far away from that.  He believes this finding is just one step in the right direction.