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Probable Cure For HIV Only Months Away [Pic+]

Danish scientists are moving to human trials on a likely cure, calls it ``mass-distributable and affordable``

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Probable Cure For HIV Only Months Away [Pic+]. Danish scientists are moving to human trials on a likely cure, calls it ``mass-distributable and affordable``
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McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 12729 Posts
Monday, April 29, 2013 12:25:13 PM
My house is now AIDs free!

McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 12729 Posts
Monday, April 29, 2013 12:24:52 PM
If you want to get rid of it, these reservoirs need to be cleaned.


Well I've got a power washer!!

Essersmith
Male, 18-29, Europe
 260 Posts
Monday, April 29, 2013 7:28:50 AM
@Andrew
I guess you didnt realize it was a joke.
But ill take a walk. Have fun man.

patchgrabber
Male, 30-39, Canada
 5597 Posts
Monday, April 29, 2013 7:02:37 AM
@Angillion is correct, a reservoir is simply a location or tissue that has a persistence of the latent virus, meaning it's basically a place where HIV digs in and waits and replicates, safe from antiviral drugs. If you want to get rid of it, these reservoirs need to be cleaned.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 10537 Posts
Monday, April 29, 2013 5:44:56 AM
[quote">When this "cure" is touted somewhere other than "The Telegraph" I'll give it more credence.[/quote">

It`s not bad for a newspaper. It`s no Daily Mail, that`s for sure.

Of course, almost all media sucks at reporting anything to do with science because accurate reporting requires knowledge few reporters would have and isn`t headline friendly.

The underlying idea is definitely valid. HIV can be killed in vivo but reinfection then occurs from reservoirs of latent HIV inside cells. If the reservoirs can be emptied by activating the HIV latent in them, a complete cure is possible.

The Danish clinical trial is real:

Registry entry

That sites pulls data directly from the offical European database of clinical trials, so it`s as reliable as publically available

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