Francoise Barre-Sinoussi: HIV cure is almost impossible

Francoise Barre-Sinoussi: HIV cure is almost impossible – CNN

Jul 23, 2015 · Francoise Barre-Sinoussi, who co-discovered HIV, explains why finding a cure is so hard.

HIV discoverer: “a cure is almost impossible”

Francoise Barre-Sinoussi, Nobel Prize laureate and co-discoverer of HIV in 1983, said that in her opinion a cure for HIV “is almost an impossible mission,” but a “functional cure” and vaccine might be achievable.

HIV discoverer: ’To develop a cure is almost impossible

But difficult to say today, because we do not have a cure. I am not sure, by the way, we will have a cure. I used to say to develop a cure for HIV is an impossible mission. What about a ”functional cure”? I prefer to say remission (when the virus is brought down to low levels in the body) That’s possible.

Françoise Barré-Sinoussi – Wikipedia

Born in Paris, France, Barré-Sinoussi performed some of the fundamental work in the identification of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) as the cause of AIDS. In 2008, Barré-Sinoussi was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, together with her former mentor, Luc Montagnier, for their discovery of HIV.

Alma mater: University of Paris

Francoise Barre-Sinoussi: HIV cure is almost impossible

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Profile of Francoise Barre-Sinoussi – verywellhealth.com

Barré-Sinoussi is today considered one of the leading contributors to HIV science after more than 35 years of research, having co-authored 240 scientific publications and registered 17 scientific patents.

HIV discoverer explains why a cure is ’almost impossible

Best known as the co-discoverer of HIV, French scientist Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, MD, PhD, told CNN that a cure for HIV “is almost an impossible mission.”Why? “Because the reservoir of cells is not only in the blood,” the Nobel Prize winner explained.

HIV Co-Discoverer Explains Why a Cure Is ’Almost Impossible’

Best known as the co-discoverer of HIV, French scientist Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, MD, PhD, told CNN that a cure for HIV “is almost an impossible mission.” Why? “Because the reservoir of cells is not only in the blood,” the Nobel Prize winner explained.