HIV Cure Breakthrough: Temple University Scientists Completely Eliminate the Disease from Cultured Human Cells

Taken from The Latino Post (9/12/2014): Jonathan Moore


Scientists at the University of Temple have announced a breakthrough in the effort to find a cure for HIV and AIDS. Researchers say that they successfully completely removed HIV from cultured human cells, which they have declared a potential “game changer” in the search for a cure.

More specifically, according to The Blaze, Temple scientists were able to eliminate HIV-1 genes from cell cultures. The HIV-1 genes self-implant themselves into the DNA of an individual. That’s how it infects its host. And according to researchers, a “proof of concept” now exists for reversing that process.

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