Can HIV Cells Cure AIDS Virus?

April 14, 2019
by John Kelly, MD
Can HIV Cells Cure AIDS Virus?

HIV/AIDS is a non-curable, but treatable epidemic disease. The treatments offered allow for patients to live a healthy life, but there is no permanent cure for it… not yet.

However, researchers are working tirelessly to come up with a cure.

Scientists with Pittsburg Graduate School of Public Health carried out a study looked at the immune cells to find a cure, saying it’s an all-in-one approach to curing the disease. The immune cells spot the Cytomegalovirus, bringing the cells to the front and immune system.

There have been no clinical trials for the theory to be tested. The discovery was found in the laboratory, and the cells were removed from HIV patients.

Is it possible for HIV patients to live normal lives without treatment?

The study may come up with a vaccine, but does this mean they can go without any medications? After all, medications help these patients to live normally. The study shows that getting the vaccine means there’s no need for medication. They can live a normal life without them.

The vaccine will be designed to keep a check on the HIV virus. However, the real idea is to bring it out of hiding and kill it altogether.

How do the medications work? HIV medications are considered anti-retroviral therapy, controlling the HIV infection well so that it’s not detectable in the blood and won’t spread to others.

This not the same for people who decide to quit using their medication, as the virus is very powerful and can lead to AIDS. Of course, medications have numerous side effects, and scientists are trying to come up with a suitable substitute.


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