Maybe this is a little more than previous HIV/AIDS cure claims.
In many parts of the world, scientists and health enthusiasts are still in the business of research into the still incurable disease of HIV/AIDS.
From time to time, the world keeps coming up with several HIV/AIDS cure claims, therapies and treatments that are claimed to be able to help eradicate the disease for good.
More commonly, people have survived the disease through the use of anti-retroviral drugs.
According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 36.7 million people are living with HIV worldwide. The HIV – Human Immunodeficiency Virus – totally breaks down one’s immune system.
The newly discovered treatment and research is said to have the potential to suppress infections and kill the reservoir of dormant cells.
The results of the therapy are however not conclusive. More research will go into the treatment therapy for the next 5 years.
Sarah Fidler, a consultant physician and professor at Imperial College London, said:
“It has worked in the laboratory and there is good evidence it will work in humans too.”
“But we must stress that we are still a long way from any actual therapy.”
A yet undisclosed 44-year-old British man may indeed be the first person in the world to be cured of HIV. Alongside 50 other volunteers, a British carrier of the virus, generously presented himself as part of the practical.
After carefully observing that the man who was infected with the virus had also become free of the virus, as it was undetectable in the man’s blood after the secret treatment was administered to him, and samples of his blood tested.
“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.”
UK Independent News suggests that of all the HIV/AIDS cure claims, the new therapy is unique in that it tracks down and destroys the virus in every part of the body.
The Clinical trials for this treatment is sponsored by NHS.
The research has seen the collaboration of doctors and scientists at the universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial College London, University College London and King’s College London.
“This is one of the first serious attempts at a full cure for HIV.”
“This is a huge challenge and it’s still early days, but the progress has been remarkable.” said Mark Samuels of Britain’s National Institute for Health Research.