Saturday, October 29, 2016

Scientists on the verge of curing HIV

Scientists at five British universities have collaborated with the National Health Service in a quest to cure HIV. They have launched a project, which involves 50 HIV positive patients completing a trial treatment.

The first patient to complete the trial treatment, a 44-year-old British man, has shown remarkable progress using two-stage attack on the virus.
Normally, HIV hides from immune system, but this new treatment tricks it into coming out. The treatment then triggers the immune system to recognize and tackle the virus.

Although some scientists have stated it’s too early to confirm the success of the treatment, the Sunday Times reported that recent blood tests on the man showed no detectable HIV virus was present.

If this treatment is successful, then there may soon be a breakthrough in the search for HIV cure.
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