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hiv_smallThere are about 35 million people living with HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) worldwide. HIV  is a virus that, if left untreated, gradually weakens the immune system of an infected person making them more at risk of other infections which may put their life at risk. We carry out research on how best to prevent and treat HIV, both in the UK and globally.

Read about our HIV studies


cancer_smallEach year, 14 million people are diagnosed with cancer around the world, and over 8 million people die from cancer. Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in adults in the UK. We carry out clinical trials and meta-analyses on several different types of cancer, and are assessing many different types of treatments including chemotherapy, radiotherapy, surgery, biological agents and combinations of these.

Read about our cancer studies