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Leeds scientists attempt to tackle HIV-related cancer

Research Highlights

Scientists are attempting to tackle a virus that causes Kaposi’s sarcoma, a skin cancer that is common amongst those with HIV. Kaposi’s sarcoma is caused by the virus Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV). It predominantly affects people between the ages of 20 and 49. A new international research consortia from the University of Leeds, alongside Rhodes University and KwaZulu-Natal University in South Africa, is trying to find a way to fight the virus, which currently has no antiviral drugs or vaccines to prevent it.

Read the full press release on the University of Leeds website