UNC and GlaxoSmithKline pledge to cure AIDS

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Stephanie Lamm

Now UNC hopes to accelerate the discovery of a cure for AIDS by partnering withGlaxoSmithKline, a world leader in AIDS research.

“Bringing this disease to an end is the right ambition,” Andrew Witty, CEO of GSK, said. “It was almost undreamable back in the 1980s and early ’90s, but it now feels achievable.”

The partnership was announced Monday by Witty and Chancellor Carol Folt.

UNC and GSK will open a new center on UNC’s campus entirely dedicated to AIDS research. The HIV Cure Center will continue UNC’s legacy of innovative AIDS research through funding and support from GSK. The center will initially employ 20 full-time scientists.

David Margolis, who will serve as the director for the center, said UNC and GSK have entered a…

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