Scientists are one step closer to being able to treat HIV




Scientists are one step closer to being able to treat HIV


A team of scientists from Aarhus University Hospital, in Denmark, is currently conducting a number of volunteers for clinical trials, which, according to scientists, will help to make a real breakthrough in the search for a vaccine really working on HIV . Scientists are unsure if the tests are successful, they will be able to prove that the creation of a vaccine against HIV is not only real, but also affordable.

The source of the news reports that the essence of these clinical trials is a way to extract the HIV virus from human DNA and then its complete destruction by the immune system of the person. Scientists believe that as the immune system of each person is different, HIV must first be removed from the so-called “tank”, which perform the function of the cell DNA.

“I’m almost completely sure that we will be able to withdraw from the DNA of HIV-tanks. The difficulty is not in it, and to make the patient’s own immune system to recognize and then seized the virus and destroy it. But it will depend entirely on the strength of the immune system of each patient individually, “- said senior researcher Dr. Ole Sogaard.

Nevertheless practical laboratory experiments (not in humans) have shown that this is possible. Therefore, the researchers decided to invite 15 volunteers to conduct further clinical trials. If all goes well, the scientists plan to expand the scope of their research.

Dr. John Frater, a specialist from the Nuffield Department of Medicine at the University of Oxford (Oxford University Nuffield School of Medicine) commented on the opening of a small grain of salt:

“When the first patient to be cured of HIV virus so it certainly will be an incredible event. (…) But it seems to me that until we find a way to mass treatment will take another five years. ”

Speaking of these studies, it is worth mentioning that for Russia the growth of HIV in 2012 increased by 12 percent. 200 people are infected every day. Nearly 60 percent of them are infected with non-sterile medical syringe, and 39 percent through heterosexual relationships.

However, in Russia recorded the highest number of cases of successful antiretroviral treatment of pregnant women, who then gave birth to healthy children. It is reported by the leading Russian expert and head of the Moscow City Center for Prevention and Control of AIDS, Dr. Alex Mazus. The scientist said that at the moment in Russia developed several vaccines against HIV.

“Development of a leading research centers in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Novosibirsk. Let’s hope that at least one of these vaccines under development in Russia is to be effective. ”
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