Latest News: Technology |  Celebrity |  Movies |  Apple |  Cars |  Business |  Sports |  TV Shows |  Geek

Trending

Filed under: News | Misc

 

HIV Cure is on Brink

Scientists have come so near to finding a cure for HIV that it seems soon the deadly disease will be a thing of the past. Furthermore, the cure to AIDS will be at an affordable rate. Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome was a disease that indicated a death sentence in the past. But now that may change.

1 Updates
HIV Cure is on Brink
 
 

YouTube Videos Comments

Full Story

HIV Cure is on Brink

HIV Cure is on Brink

Researchers in Denmark are making headway towards a cure for HIV. The human immunodeficiency virus has spread havoc through the mid 80s and 90s and a cure was not in sight. What began as a disease exclusive to homosexuals soon spread to heterosexuals as well. As a venereal disease AIDS was the worst since it was incurable, according to the Telegraph. The immune system was destroyed as a result of this tragic syndrome. The possibility of a cure is on the horizon alright. New tactics are being looked into by scientists. They include removing the virus from the reservoirs of the cells it preys upon and destroying it once it comes to the surface.

In the lab this strategy works. It has yet to be tested in the real world. The Danish Research Council gave away 12 million Danish kroner to the concerned scientists. This is a journey that may rid the world of this scourge. The next step is to try the experiments on human beings instead of animals. That is the giant leap that will determine whether the cure works in the domain of human experience. Coaxing the already compromised immune systems of the individuals to respond by killing HIV samples would be a miracle if it were to actually happen. But it seems this wish of mankind is not in the realm of fantasy anymore. Rather it will hopefully be a reality soon.

A batch of 15 volunteers will partake in the experiment. Even if one of them is cured it would be a sign of immense progress. It could spell the death of AIDS as we know it at present.  Meanwhile, for now at least the usual prophylactic measures to conquer AIDS are being touted. This includes avoidance of multiple partners (promiscuity) and extra precaution regarding the usage of infected hypodermic needles. Even today with the costly treatment a person may live a normal life with few annoying symptoms provided he takes the medicine. But with an AIDS cure in sight, the fears can be laid to rest once and for all.

Image Credit: Getty Images

 

iPad Air Giveaway. Win a free iPad Air.

You Might Also Like

Updates


Sponsored Update


Advertisement


More From the Web

Shopping Deals

 
 
 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/20" rel="author">Sumayah Aamir</a>
Sumayah Aamir (Google+) has deep experience in analyzing the latest trends.

 

 

Comments

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Michelle Rodriguez Talks Relationships
Michelle Rodriguez Talks Relationships
Actress Michelle Rodriguez has been in the celebrity news this summer for her loud relationship with model Cara Delevingne followed by a fling with Zac Efron. Listen to her talk about relationships below.
 
 
Samsung Galaxy S5 does the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Samsung Galaxy S5 does the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Samsung said that it would donate money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.
 
 
Jim Parsons Talks About &quot;The Big Bang Theory&quot; and Upcoming Nominations
Jim Parsons Talks About "The Big Bang Theory" and Upcoming Nominations
Proud of being nominated for his role in HBO movie "The Normal Heart."
 
 
Benedict Cumberbatch Takes &quot;Ice Bucket Challenge&quot; To New Level
Benedict Cumberbatch Takes "Ice Bucket Challenge" To New Level
The Brit Star is nominated five times for the challenge.
 
 
 

About the Geek Mind

The “geek mind” is concerned with more than just the latest iPhone rumors, or which company will win the gaming console wars. I4U is concerned with more than just the latest photo shoot or other celebrity gossip.

The “geek mind” is concerned with life, in all its different forms and facets. The geek mind wants to know about societal and financial issues, both abroad and at home. If a Fortune 500 decides to raise their minimum wage, or any high priority news, the geek mind wants to know. The geek mind wants to know the top teams in the National Football League, or who’s likely to win the NBA Finals this coming year. The geek mind wants to know who the hottest new models are, or whether the newest blockbuster movie is worth seeing. The geek mind wants to know. The geek mind wants—needs—knowledge.

Read more about The Geek Mind.