Many new treatments for diseases such as cancer,
hepatitis and heart disease have arisen from research
Since the beginning of the epidemic, AIDS research has been a testing ground for new concepts and technologies in drug development, diagnostics, and disease prevention. Drugs developed to combat HIV and to treat AIDS have helped improve and prolong the lives of countless people worldwide. But discoveries made in one area of research often benefit the study and treatment of a wide variety of human diseases. The fact is that many new treatments for diseases such as cancer, hepatitis, heart disease, and osteoporosis have arisen from research aimed at preventing, diagnosing, and treating HIV/AIDS. This research has also provided insights into new ways of treating autoimmune diseases and severe vision loss.
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