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2008 Nobel prize in Medicine for discoverers of HIV

  • Andrew ML LeverAffiliated withDepartment of Medicine, University of Cambridge, Addenbrooke's Hospital Email author 
  • , Ben BerkhoutAffiliated withLaboratory of Experimental Virology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam


Françoise Barré-Sinoussi and Luc Montagnier, codiscoverers of HIV, the causative agent of AIDS, have been awarded the 2008 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. They share this prize with Harald zur Hausen who was responsible for establishing the link between human papilloma virus infection and cervical carcinoma.