About the research
While medicine has come a long way to help HIV-patients, current drugs can't rid these patients of their HIV-infection. The drugs do not cure the infection, but suppress the virus to such an extent that no symptoms of the disease occur. In absence of these drugs the virus could resurface and cause a severe infection. Subha Lakshmi Sharma wants to take the battle against HIV/AIDS one step further and wants to contribute to finding a complete cure for the virus. Something she hopes to achieve by not looking at the virus itself, but by looking away from it.