HIV treatment from cancer immunotherapy drug possible Scientists may be able to fight off HIV by reprogramming immune cells to attack cancer. Researchers at the University of California Los Angeles were able to attack and kill HIV in lab experiments. They found that reprogramming immune T cells using recently discovered antibodies can be applied to diseases beyond cancer. Immunotherapy is based on creating receptors which are designed to seek and kill specific cells with virus or tumor proteins. Increasingly, reprogramming these cells to attack cancer is proving effective. UCLA is not the first to experiment with targeting HIV through immunotherapy. However, antibodies discovered in the last few years can target more virus strains. This video was produced by YT Wochit News using