Wednesday, May 1, 2013

HIV cure 'within months': 15 patients trying new vaccine

HIV cure 'within months': 15 patients trying new vaccine, An HIV cure could be unleashed "within months" according to Danish scientists. On April 30, South Florida Gay News reported that these scientists have tried out their "cure" on human skin cells so now they are trying a vaccine to see if their research has paid off. Fifteen patients are going to be human guinea pigs and will try out the vaccine.

"The challenge will be getting the patients’ immune system to recognize the virus and destroy it. This depends on the strength and sensitivity of individual immune systems," explained Dr. Ole S√łgaard, a part of the research team.

If there's an HIV cure "within months" as Danish scientists say, it would obviously be a huge breakthrough. That said, there are plenty of people who don't believe that these scientists have made such an incredible advance in this long-lasting, ongoing study -- but if they did, it would be incredible.

The vaccine might not work on every patient but if it provides a cure or perhaps a way to strengthen the immune system to protect the human body from the virus that would be an amazing advancement that would provide hope for so many people. Of course there are a lot of questions and there will still be a lot of testing and research before this is a worldwide thing.

Will an HIV cure come "within months" as these scientists promise?

© Effie Orfanides 2013

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