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Science inched closer to cure HIV

cjmagowan  —  2 years ago ( Oct 03, 2016 )    |    Science


For decades we’ve been in a loop of hide and seek in our attempt to find a cure on HIV, though more findings tells us that there’s something that can be done to eradicated the virus but the development for an antivirus is still lives in a dream that someone should step in to make it a reality.

For years, our medical field’s only intervention to the patient is through preventive medicine and suppression, but with our non-stop research and the determination of our scientists, that road to finally cure the disease might just be around the corner.

British scientist are now making waves on what seems to be the ultimate cure for the disease. In the ongoing trial, a 44-year-old social worker from London appears to be completely free from the virus after undergoing an experimental “Kick and Kill” drug. The mechanism flows this way: the patient first took a vaccine to help the system detect infected cells and then Vorinostat that would let the dormant infected cells to become active and detectable then after, the natural mechanism of the immune system will do the rest of the work and hopefully will eliminated the remaining virus and its remnant from the body which now is happening on the subject.

Though this research is surprisingly positive, the team behind this were quick to stress out that the development has a long way to go before such therapy or procedure becomes viable. The patient here is just one of the 50 more subjects that participated in the trial, though they may have yield a promising results. further investigation is greatly necessary to conclude the result. In addition to the drugs being introduce during the trial, the researchers further suggests that drugs taking prior to the start of the trial may have also contributed to the patients response to the experimental drug.

So at this point in time, it’s really inconclusive if the drug for HIV works perfectly as it needs to consider also external sources that may have interfere or facilitate with the rapid response of subjects. It will take another 5 years or so, before we could conclude that the medical treatment for HIV is effective.