Doctors Believe They May be Close to a Cure for HIV

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By Molly Clifton

Researchers say a cancer treatment may also help HIV patients.

In a new study from New York’s Albert Einstein College of Medicine, radioimmunotherapy successfully destroyed HIV infected cells in the blood samples of 15 patients.

The treatment delivers tiny amounts of radiation to infected cells and kills them.

Current treatments only stop the replication of the virus.

Doctors say they are planning larger trials to confirm the findings.