Doctors use HIV virus to cure girl of cancer

June 21, 2013

In a new and radical form of treatment, doctors  gave a six-year-old girl dying of leukemia, a form of the HIV/AIDS virus to help her body fight the cancer cells.

Fire with Fire

When all conventional forms of treatment were exhausted, Emma Whitehead, 6, was entered into a clinical trial where she was injected with a disabled form of the HIV virus to reprogram her immune system and genetically kill cancer cells.

The result, as seen in the video, exceeded all expectations. Emma is now in remission and her progress is being tracked everyday.