Patience Mthunzi: Could We Cure HIV With Lasers?

(Last Updated On: October 25, 2017)


Swallowing pills to get medication is a quick, painless and often not entirely effective way of treating disease. A potentially better way? Lasers. In this passionate talk, TED Fellow Patience Mthunzi explains her idea to use lasers to deliver drugs directly to cells infected with HIV. It’s early days yet, but could a cure be on the horizon?

Research is beginning to show that the use of lasers  could make it possible to use medication in a more targeted way in the treatment of many conditions, meaning that smaller quantities could be used, with greater efficacy, and fewer side-effects.

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