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More 'HIV cure' headlines, from UK study result

Tue 4 Oct 2016 In: International News View at Wayback View at NDHA

UK researchers are generating headlines by being being optimistic that a cure for HIV might be possible after one of the people using their therapy targeting dormant cells harbouring the virus has had his viral level go undetectable. But the patient, one of 50 in the research study, appears to also be on anti-retroviral medications which are administered with the aim of lowering the level of HIV in a person's system, often to the point of being undetectable by available tests. The new therapy being tested "is specifically designed to clear the body of all HIV viruses, including dormant ones,” says Professor Sarah Fidler of Imperial College London. She says the therapy has worked in the laboratory "and there is good evidence it will work in humans too but we must stress we are still a long way from any actual therapy.”    

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Tuesday, 4th October 2016 - 12:38pm

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