11-03-1952

David Ho

DAVID HO, HIV-AIDS researcher, was born on this date; a Taiwanborn American AIDS researcher famous for pioneering the use of protease inhibitors in treating HIV-infected patients with his team. Ho devised the method of treating HIV with “cocktails”. He theorized that combining the powerful protease inhibitor drugs with other HIV medications would provide a more effective way to treat the disease. Ho is married to artist Susan Kuo, with whom he has three children. Many of us owe our lives to his work.