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HIV/AIDS

18 August 2010

HIV findings offer hope for 'cure'

Researches say they've discovered a way of killing off cells infected with HIV, offering hope for a cure. Yet so far they have only 'cured' HIV in small dishes of cells in a lab.

Israeli researchers said they have discovered a way of killing off cells infected with HIV that offered hope for a cure for the disease. 

The technique involved getting the virus to overload the host cell with viral DNA, which made the cell self-destruct and kill off the virus. 

However they warned that so far they have only "cured" HIV in small dishes of cells in a laboratory. Their findings would be  published in the journal Aids Research and Therapy

Antiretroviral therapy, the medical world's strongest existing weapon against the virus, stopped HIV from replicating, but did not

 

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