AIDS Research Breakthrough could lead to cure

Scientists from the John Hopkins University found a way to incite replication of latent Human Immunodeficiency Virus in CD4+ cells in vitro. A compound called 5HN and 17 others were able to do this feat. This is an exciting breakthrough as most of the known AIDS regimen are active only when HIV is replicating. Flushing the virus out of hiding will expose these viruses to the drugs thus enhancing therapy and therefore could lead to cure. The current compounds still have to undergo further human studies before a cure can be realized. Still, this is good news as we are one step closer to eradicate this deadly disease.

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