HIV/AIDS may have a solid cure that lies in the cards. This hope has been revived after the terminal disease ended in a Britisher’s blood.
A British male may be the world’s first human being to be cured of the AIDS virus. This was made possible thanks to a team of researchers that hailed from five universities in the UK.
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The man is in his middle age and he is part of an experiment in which 49 other people like him are receiving treatment for the deadly HIV infection.
The disease is being fought by the distinguished scientists while it is still in its dormant state. At present almost miraculously the virus has vanished without a trace from the lucky man’s blood.
There is speculation concerning this cheerful and wishful thinking. Some say that it may be entirely due to the drugs being given to this man.
Nevertheless, the possibility remains that the dormant cells have been wiped clean of the presence of the virus. That would mean that a cure has finally been found, according to Telegraph.
This happens to be the first time such a marvelous miracle of modern science has occurred. If such is really the case than it is indeed a cause for celebration.
The exploration of the means of curing HIV has been taking place since the disease began to show up in homosexuals in the 80s and then engulfed the world in its grip.
Protection or abstinence are the only means of completely reducing any chances of catching the AIDS virus. Unprotected sex with men or women in a series of promiscuous encounters and one night stands is a recipe for disaster as far as HIV is concerned.
While it is too early to say that there will be no more cases of HIV in the future, once a workable and reasonable cure has been discovered, the fatal disease may actually be given a hasty farewell.
The current trial shows one thing which is that HIV does not have an easy cure. The immune system and its T-cells are at the core of the issue. Once the virus finds a way into the body, it replicates again and again till the immune system goes defunct.
Thus the patient starts to catch every disease on earth and eventually succumbs from sheer exhaustion and the ravages of the painful and devastating affliction.
Currently, anti-retroviral therapies (Art) are being tested on patients. Were a sure cure to be found, it would help wipe out the scourge of HIV not only from Britain but from the rest of the world.