Disulfiram a medication used to treat alcoholism can kill the AIDS- causing virus without causing any side effects to the patient. The medication is known to first activate the dormant HIV and then get rid of it according to a study published in The Lancet and reported by DNA. The virus takes shelter in certain cells of the body while an AIDS patient is undergoing treatment. Once treatment is over the virus becomes active again causing a relapse of the disease and making other drugs inactive. Here s how the HIV virus silently grows in the body of the patient.