HIV and Cervical cancer discoverers win Nobel Prize and say that …
Montagnier and Francoise Barre-Sinoussi, of the Institut Pasteur, shared half of the 2008 (nobel) prize for discovering the virus that has killed 25 million people since the early 1980s.
“I think I feel that we have responsibility to try to influence, especially, the politicians.” Barre-Sinoussi said. “Still, 25 years after the HIV discovery, (there is) discrimination, stigmatization against HIV-infected individuals, even criminalization. This is not acceptable. This is really not acceptable,”
German scientist Harald zur Hausen of the University of Duesseldorf won the other half of the 10-million-Swedish-crown ($1.2 million) award for finding the cause of cervical cancer.
“There’s obviously a belief in many of the politicians and some other people … that you know everything, which of course is nonsense. But in a way indeed I think one cannot ignore this,” zur Hausen said.
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