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Do We Have An HIV Cure on the Way?

If you’re older than 40, it might not be hard to imagine a world without the HIV epidemic. For those who were born later, a world without AIDS is incomprehensible. It’s been a part of our lives for many decades and until recently, it looked like it was never going away. But, thanks to technology and hope, it’s looking like medical research is helping uncover ways to treat … and hopefully cure … HIV.

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A possible cure

In recent months, we’ve seen cases of people being functionally cured of HIV. This means that when patients received antiretroviral drugs early after the diagnosis, symptoms of the disease became nonexistent, yet the disease was still traceable in their systems.

Functional cures are great, but researchers in Denmark think they’re onto something even more special. The team at Aarhus University Hospital believe they’re on the brink of a breakthrough that would cure the disease permanently.

Their proposed solution involves forcing the virus to the DNA’s surface so the body’s immune system can kill it off.

“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,” Dr. Soggard, a senior researcher in the department of infectious disease at Aarhus.

Good luck and God’s Speed

Every so often, researches claim they’re close to figuring this out. It can be easy to excuse this as just another empty promise. We hope this isn’t the case. We want to send our best wishes to the team in Denmark and all other medical researchers scrambling to eradicate HIV. Though we know progress through research can take a great amount of time, it is our hope that researchers have great resources and can cure HIV.

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posted by Turn The Page in HIV and have Comments (12)

12 comments

  1. Comment by Premier Agent Marketing on May 1, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    Great article. Makes me excited for the future.

  2. Comment by ARCPoint Labs of Chattanooga on May 1, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    I hope this isn’t an empty promise either. Fingers crossed.

  3. Comment by LifeTime Pet on May 2, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    This is a really cool find. Good job!

  4. Comment by TITLE Boxing Club 148th & Metcalf on May 3, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    A cure for AIDS would be a huge leap forward for all of mankind. Let’s hope that they can continue to improve and eventually complete this monumental task.

  5. Comment by Patton Termite & Pest on May 7, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    I hope that a cure is on its way, best of luck to all the researchers!!

  6. Comment by Uncle Sam's on May 8, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    For sometime I have wondered if in my lifetime we would find a cure and it seems as if we are getting clsoe

  7. Comment by Conveniently Natural on May 8, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    A research team on the cusp of such a great accomplishment is great to hear. Hoping there will be a cure in the near future. Good Luck!!

  8. Comment by Damewood Technologies on May 9, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    I’d love to see the day when we create a cure for HIV. I am so thankful for all the people who are able to do work on this.

  9. Comment by ARCpoint Labs Of Kansas City on May 10, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    What wonderful news! Congratulations to the entire team that’s responsible, and keep up the great work.

  10. Comment by Title Boxing Club of Nanuet on May 13, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    This is such an enlightening article to read. I can’t wait for the day the cure comes.

  11. Comment by TITLE Boxing Club Omaha on May 13, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    Here’s to the team that’s making this possible. It’s crazy we don’t find stories like this that dominate headline news. Best of luck!! Can’t wait to see the outcome.

  12. Comment by TITLE Boxing Club of Tampa on May 13, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    A cure for HIV would be a huge medical breakthrough, let’s hope that they continue this effort for a result that would benefit the entire world.

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