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Cancer drugs to defeat HIV?

[Ster Tribune, August 24, 2010] University of Minnesota researchers say they have found a potential new treatment for HIV, using a mixture of two anti-cancer drugs that are already on the market. Researcher Louis Mansky said the two-drug combination killed off the HIV cells quickly, sometimes in a matter of hours, in the lab experiments.

"Any time Lou Mansky comes up with a novel approach, that's news and that's a good thing," said Dr. Frank Rhame, a specialist in HIV/AIDS at Abbott Northwestern's Clinic 42 in Minneapolis. "There's a long way to go before you can ever use it to help people, but that's a very good start." Read the full story at startribune.com.

Posted on August 24, 2010 in Allina Health ClinicsnewspapersStar Tribune

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