HIV cured, Pioneering new therapy launches two-stage 'kick and kill' attack on the virusCreated by:
HIV cured - “kick and kill” attack on the virus worked
A 44-year-old British man may have become the first person in the world to be cured of HIV.
The patient was the first of 50 people to complete a trial of the ambitious treatment which launches a two-stage “kick and kill” attack on the virus.
Tests showed the virus had become undetectable in the blood of the previously HIV-positive man, after he was treated with a pioneering new therapy designed to eradicate the virus.
The new therapy is unique in that it tracks down and destroy HIV in every part of the body including in the dormant cells that evade current treatments by Britain's National Institute for Health Research
The new treatment, however, would both suppress infections and kill the reservoir of dormant cells.
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