Originally posted on AllHipHop.com:
I had a cousin die of AIDS many years ago. He is one of 25 million people that have been murdered by this disease. Well, guess what? There is good news for us all, especially people living with HIV. Researchers are close to a cure for this virus. As we said before, a baby was effectively cured of AIDS this year after getting it from her mother.
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The Daily Telegraph is saying that Denmark researchers are close to the cure. The funny part? The funny part is that the money made off delivering this cure will make people rich beyond our wildest dreams for sure! Not that thats a bad thing, but there always seems to be s sinister motive when it comes to these things. My opinion doesn’t matter. The report is below:
According to the Daily Telegraph, researchers at Denmark’s Aarhus University Hospital believe they are “within months” of a breakthrough that could lead to an affordable cure for the millions of people living with the disease.
The scientists’ technique involves flushing the HIV from “reservoirs” in human DNA to the surface of cells. With the help of a separate vaccine, the human body would then be able to kill the virus with its own immune system.
“I am almost certain that we will be successful in releasing the reservoirs of HIV,” said Aarhus University research team member Dr Ole Søgaard, who remained optimistic but cautious about the potential results.
“The challenge will be getting the patients’ immune system to recognize the virus and destroy it. This depends on the strength and sensitivity of individual immune systems,” he added.
So far, the technique has only been successful on human cells in a laboratory, but 15 patients with HIV are currently participating in trials funded by $2 million from the Danish Research Council.
The welcome news is part of a recent string of successes in HIV/AIDS research. In January, Australian scientists said they had discovered a strategy that could make the virus “self-destruct.” In March, U.S. researchers at Johns Hopkins “functionally cured” a baby with HIV by pumping the infant with antivirals immediately after birth.
They keep us talking, but if we stop talking about them then they should worry! -illseed.