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HIV Cure ‘Within Months,’ Say Danish Researchers

Last week, those hoping to find a cure for HIV were disappointed by the failure of a U.S. clinical trial for an HIV vaccine. This week, the hope that a cure can be found may have been renewed. Accordi...
HIV Cure ‘Within Months,’ Say Danish Researchers
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  • Last week, those hoping to find a cure for HIV were disappointed by the failure of a U.S. clinical trial for an HIV vaccine. This week, the hope that a cure can be found may have been renewed.

    According to a report from The Telegraph, Danish researchers believe they are close to an affordable cure for the HIV virus.

    Doctors at Aarhus University Hospital are now conducting clinical trials of a technique that proved successful in the lab earlier this year. The technique involves removing the HIV virus from cell DNA, allowing the body’s immune system to attack it.

    Dr. Ole S√łgaard, a member of the research team, is so confident in the prospect of a cure that he told The Telegraph he is “almost certain” their technique will be successful in releasing the “resevoirs” of HIV found in DNA. However, he also cautioned that getting a patient’s immune system to attack the exposed virus could be a challenge.

    For now, the clinical trial only has 15 patients. It will be expanded if any of the patients is found to be cured of HIV.

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