HIV treatment

Scientists hail ‘potential cure for AIDS’

Some interesting news today in HIV treatment research.A colleague from my old alma mater has reported new research that may help HIV treatments in the future.

Scientists from the Queensland Institute of Medical Research say they have made a breakthrough that could lead to a potential cure for AIDS.

Associate Professor David Harrich says they have discovered how to modify a protein in HIV so that, instead of replicating, it protects against the infection.

“I consider that this is fighting fire with fire,” he said.

While the treatment can’t prevent infection with HIV, it has great potential to prevent the impact of HIV on the immune system.

If clinical trials are successful, one treatment could be effective enough to replace the multiple therapies currently needed.

“I think what people are looking for is basically a means to go on and live happy and productive lives with as little intrusion as possible,”

I look forward to watching this research as it continues as a potential new HIV treatment.

Yours in good health.

Dr George