News HIV cure is close- what does that mean for your lifestyle?

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  1. MilkyDischarge

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    What will you go back to doing once the cure has arrived?

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    HIV cure close after disease 'vanishes' from blood of British man
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    The 44-year-old man could become the first person to be cured of HIV using a new treatment
    A British man could become the first person in the world to be cured of HIVusing a new therapy designed by a team of scientists from five UK universities.

    The 44-year-old is one of 50 people currently trialling a treatment which targets the disease even in its dormant state.

    Scientists told The Sunday Times that presently the virus is completely undetectable in the man’s blood and if it remains that way it will be the first complete cure.

    "This is one of the first serious attempts at a full cure for HIV,” said Mark Samuels, managing director of the National Institute for Health Research Office for Clinical Research Infrastructure.

    “We are exploring the real possibility of curing HIV. This is a huge challenge and it's still early days but the progress has been remarkable."

    The trial is being undertaken by researchers from the universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial College London, University College London and King's College London.

    HIV is so difficult to treat because it targets the immune system, splicing itself into the DNA of T-cells so that they not only ignore the disease, but turn into viral factories which reproduce the virus.
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    Current treatments, called anti-retroviral therapies (Art), target that process but they cannot spot dormant infected T-cells.

    The new therapy works in two stages. Firstly, a vaccine helps the body recognise the HIV-infected cells so it can clear them out. Secondly, a new drug called Vorinostat activates the dormant T-cells so they can be spotted by the immune system.

    More than 100,000 people in Britain are living with HIV, around 17 per cent of whom do not know they have the disease, and 37 million are infected worldwide.

    The first unidentified patient, a social care worker in London, said: "It would be great if a cure has happened. My last blood test was a couple of weeks ago and there is no detectable virus.

    "I took part in the trial to help others as well as myself. It would be a massive achievement if, after all these years, something is found to cure people of this disease. The fact that I was a part of that would be incredible."

    Professor Sarah Fidler, a consultant physician at Imperial College London, added: "This therapy is specifically designed to clear the body of all HIV viruses, including dormant ones.

    "It has worked in the laboratory and there is good evidence it will work in humans too, but we must stress we are still a long way from any actual therapy.

    "We will continue with medical tests for the next five years and at the moment we are not recommending stopping Art but in the future depending on the test results we may explore this."

    Only one person has ever been cured of HIV. He is Timothy Brown, also known as The ‘second’ Berlin Patient, who received a stem cell transplant from a patient with natural immunity to HIV in 2008.

    Ian Green, chief executive of the Terrence Higgins Trust, the Aids charity, said: "There is still no cure for HIV and we welcome this ambitious study which looks to eradicate the virus completely from the bodies of people living with HIV, instead of suppressing it."

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    Doesn't matter it will cost a shit load so only rich faggots will get it. Reformed junkies and ex cons/prisoners who were infected by rape will die just ask the same grip l group why they can't get the hep c cure. Hep c been curable for 2yrs but it cost $100k so the poor are up shit Creek


    To answer your question maybe I'll shoot some dope in india i hear is only 10 bux a gram there
     
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    Glad there will be a cure. Treating hiv around the world is crazy expensive.
     
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    "The Brambles" here I come!!!
     
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    All kidding aside, this is amazing news.
     
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    I doubt there will ever be a "cure". There's too much money in keeping diseases at bay.
     
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    HIV cure soon?

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    exactly this.
     
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    They created HIV in the first place. When you can create new diseases and release them into the world, creating cures can actually make you some money.
     
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    :bigthink