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Natural resistance holds key to finding AIDS cure - Nobel laureate

Natural resistance holds key to finding AIDS cure - Nobel laureate

Updated 18 July 2014, 9:34 AEST

One of the scientists who discovered that HIV was the cause of AIDS says the few people with natural resistance to the virus, hold the key for a future cure.

Professor Francoise Barré-Sinoussi was a joint Nobel Prize laureate for her landmark discovery on the cause of AIDS

She's in Australia for a major conference on the disease.

Professor Barré-Sinoussi says there are some people who never develop AIDS - and others who can hold HIV in check unassisted, after only a short period on antiretroviral drugs.

Presenter: Sarah Dingle

Speaker: Francoise Barré-Sinoussi, Nobel laureate

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