They say "The enemy of my enemy is my friend", or: HIV virus could kill cancer

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Not mundane or pointless, but it doesn’t seem to belong in any of the other forums.

An interesting technique, I sure hope it works out. Turning out microscopic enemies against each other seems like a brilliant plan. Makes me proud to be human.

Now all we need is a cancer that kills HIV and we’ll be all set.

This is amazing.

I’ve wondered about the same thing with Multiple Sclerosis. MS seems to be the bodies immune system attacking specific cells in the brain and spine. I wonder if there could be some combination of HIV and MS that could allow the patient to live in balance.

There is a new test being conducted where they destroy the immune system (with chemotherapy) to get rid of the ‘bad’ immune response and then rebuild it using the test subjects stem cells.