Scientists cure mice of HIV for first time, page 1



posted on Jul, 3 2019 @ 06:17 PM

Scientists have made a major breakthrough in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Current treatments focus on suppressing HIV replication, but without actually
eliminating it from the body. Scientists have now however found a way to completely eliminate the HIV dna itself from the bodies of mice through a
combination of drugs packaged inside nanocrystals and the use of CRISPR gene-editing technology – a technology that essentially allows for the genetic
material of living organisms to be edited.
Dr Howard Gendelman, co-lead of the study, believes that trials on human patients could begin by the end of the year.


A group of scientists have, for the first time, eliminated HIV DNA from the genomes of living animals, in what is being described as a critical
step towards developing a cure for the AIDS virus.

results showed a complete elimination of HIV DNA in about one third of the HIV-infected mice

the researchers now have a “clear path to move ahead to trials in non-human primates and possibly clinical trials in human patients within the
year.”
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