“If we see this kind of response with just one HIV drug, the next obvious trial is to see what else we can achieve with HAART, or highly active antiretroviral therapy.”

HAART, which refers to the standard regime for HIV treatment, uses a combination of three or more drugs.

Previous studies conducted on the US population have also shown that rates of cancer of the colon, breast and prostate are significantly lower among groups receiving HAART, compared to the general population.

In previous work, the researchers had discovered that tumours were composed of 50 percent repetitive elements, known as junk DNA.

Source: | This article first appeared on Express.co.uk

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