HIV ‘Cure’ Almost Complete after Scientists Remove Virus’s DNA from Living Tissue

HIV ‘Cure’ Almost Complete after Scientists Remove Virus’s DNA from Living Tissue

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Research could ‘potentially serve as a curative approach for patients with HIV’, scientist says

Scientists have managed to remove DNA of the HIV virus from living tissue for the first time in a breakthrough that could lead to an outright cure.

At the moment, treating the disease involves the use of drugs that suppress levels of the virus so the body’s immune system can cope.

Now researchers in the US have revealed they used gene-editing technology to remove DNA of the commonest HIV-1 strain from several organs of infected mice and rats.

In April, the same team reported that they had successfully eliminated the virus from human cells in the laboratory, but a paper in the journal Nature Gene Editing revealed they had managed to do the same thing in live animals for the first time.

The researchers’ team leader, Professor Kamel Khalili, of Temple University, said: “In a proof-of-concept study, we show[ed] that our gene-editing technology can be effectively delivered to many organs of two small animal models and excise large fragments of viral DNA from the host cell genome.”

The current antiretroviral drugs for HIV are not able to eliminate HIV-1 from the infected cells.

And if treatment is interrupted, the virus can start replicating quickly, putting patients of risk of getting full-blow AIDS.

This is because it is able to persist in immune system T-cells and other places where it is not actually active and is unaffected by the current treatments.

The researchers used a specially adapted virus to deliver the gene-editing system into the cells.
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“The ability of the rAAV delivery system to enter many organs containing the HIV-1 genome and edit the viral DNA is an important indication that this strategy can also overcome viral reactivation from latently infected cells and potentially serve as a curative approach for patients with HIV,” Professor Khalili said.

In a statement, Temple University said the implications of the new study were “far-reaching”.

“The gene-editing platform by itself may be able to eradicate HIV-1 DNA from patients, but it is also highly flexible and potentially could be used in combination with existing antiretroviral drugs to further suppress viral RNA. It also could be adapted to target mutated strains of HIV-1,” it added.

Professor Khalili said a clinical trial could happen within the next few years, but he first planned to carry out a similar study involving a larger group of animals.

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  • Eli’boo Mulvana

    I’m bored with certain people complaining about different people using the word “Nigga”….yep i said it, i say it all the time to friends & family as in “what’s hap’nin nigga”, i can’t help it but maybe if black people stopped saying it themselves i wouldn’t get it stuck in my head to say

  • Sherri Lee Mograss Mogardo

    I agree who would touch that bitch…..hahahaha

  • James BR549 HeeHaw

    He must have been blind and can’t smell if he went down on that trash.

  • Barron

    “I still love my wife but I ain’t eating or drinking sh*t she give me ever again not even a bottle of water”

    Something REALLY wrong with this dude.

  • Dawn Denise

    1st off why does anyone have to take it there? Trust and believe an Asian, Mexican, Caucasian, Indian man or woman has done something just a crazy and half brained as this Black woman; when it comes to fidelity or lack of in a relationship. So how about we just focus on her crazy behavior and not the color of her skin. We all do dumb shit no matter what race or color.

  • http://controversialmarketing.blogspot.com/ Sam Freedom

    They forgot to report that PETA sued her for the death of 5 rats and her dog, Franklin.

  • Judith Thompson

    I call bullshit on this story!

  • Sherri Turner

    pardon me while I throw up!

  • Thomas K Barton Jr

    WOW

  • Linda L. Burr Goode

    All of y’all need to go a little further back into history. The term “Niggers” was a bastardized word that originally meant “a person from the Niger region of Africa”. It was not used as an offensive term until WAY after the Civil War ended. and even then it was used by BLACKS to offend OTHER BLACKS! But I’m white and therefore have no idea what I’m taking about.

  • Mark Markab Beckford

    eww if thats her picture, then i can’t even see anyone kissing her on the lips much less her pussy

  • ronald1216

    look like she put rat poison on her big eyeballs or looking like what my rat poison didn’t work on him.

  • Doug La Plante

    And this poison didn’t affect her vagina?

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  • Riz Mozz

    Anyone else notice the photoshop?

  • Daniel Pasadena

    I’d choose death over eating that coochie any day.

  • Rushie

    Wait just a minute here!
    Some wicked ugly bitch thought of this remarkably creative way to off her cheating husband, and most of you guys here are arguing about RACE???

    • Meirin

      oh my gosh thank you for this comment! That was exactly what I was thinking?

  • Ville Qvist

    Not even a bag over her head would make me want to fuck her. Those eyes would keep staring me through the bag, or even walls.

  • Tico Polo

    I think we have a case of false news here. The vagina would absorb the poison driectly into the womans bloodstream. She’d be dead before the man ever got to her bed.

  • Donna Moler

    Apparently the bulging eyes, are significant to Graves Disease or a thyroid issue,Hope she gets that checked! But the rest of the article DAYUM!!!!

  • John Deer

    Fausto, note what you are saying, but what I don’t understand is why the People of Color go on devastating riots and Rampage. never mind the looting and Murders and to crown it all, they do it to their own neighborhood, Friends, Family and their local shops being the victims. I Understand that people like Al Sharpton that calls himself a Reverend, instigated by Obama, incites Racial Hatred and Riots but nowhere near white residential areas do you find these Riots, or WHITES going on Riots. Something to ponder about and I read between the lines that you are an Intelligent and a Gentle person.!!

  • CrossCountryMan

    Popeyed monster, she is!

  • CrossCountryMan

    Dat’s some ratty pussy, boy!

  • John Deer

    hahahahahahahahaaa!!!! Your deserves, you want to eat at a dirty Fish shop, you get food poisening.!!!

  • Fausto F Santos

    Just imagine those eye looking at you, as she give you head… LMAO I can’t

  • Perry A. Williams

    Girl could have been a regular on the Walking Dead and not need any makeup… Yikes!

  • Jordan Robert Dirks

    Yet another three year story being recirculated as a distraction. How pathetic.

  • Rog

    TNB…funny as heck…whether true or not

  • Truth Hurts

    And some people have the damned nerve to claim that these creatures are human.

  • Tellit Likeitis

    Starts with an N and ends with an S.

    • Kathy

      cacatoids, cave dwellers

      • Truth Hurts

        Niggers.

        • JoAnn L Hughes

          Can’t stand racist ignorant people.
          Her race. Has nothing. To do. With this article smfh?

          • Truth Hurts

            You are correct, the race is not the issue.
            The species of this creature is the issue, as they are not human.

          • Charles Tate Jr.

            No caveman, you are not quite human, we are the original humans and helped you cave dwellers out of the caves but instead we should have blew the cave opening up so you couldn’t come out. I guess we make mistakes sadly.

          • Truth Hurts

            These silly unevolved apes didn’t even have fire, the wheel, or toilets until human intervention, yet they still pretend to be humans themselves. Sad, really.

      • John Deer

        Stone Age leftovers.!!

      • Tellit Likeitis

        r-e-a-d.

    • Gloria Esther Quinones

      Now, you’re a low life for that so ignorant comment… smh

    • MzzClassy

      What ur reading has nothing to do with race it’s an individual thing but clearly u got to knw the meaning of the word ur using nigger meaning ignorant so yep! looks like ur ignorant ass is the nigger Aha u NIGGER!

      • Jazmyn Johnson

        Right she better look at the new white people do dumb shit all the time

      • Fausto F Santos

        What that really Necessary? You call yourself MzzClassy, but your use of words like that just make you seem like a trashy Person yourself. I bet you don’t even know why you said that. You are just saying that because you are a puppet. So tell me why do you hate black people? I am really curious// Please come with facts not opinion. I bet you cant give me a good excuse.

        • John Deer

          “BLACK’s” inherently have the Character to be criminally inclined.!! Anyway, you are not BLACK, you are BROWN. Go to Mozambique or the CONGO in Africa to see what BLACK is and they are of PURE RACE, not mixed breeds.!!! You are COLOREDS, no matter where you came from and you will STAY an AMERICAN Born CITIZEN. Call yourself Colored Americans if you want to HARP on RACE, fool.!!

          • Homesick Islandgirl Soares

            John Deer you are a very ignorant hateful man. Instead of worrying about others, worry about yourself and what European country your ancestors came from which allows you to REMAIN an AMERICAN born CITIZEN.

          • Fausto F Santos

            John i wont call you ignorant. I wont call you a hateful man neither. I will say you are misinformed. Yes I am Brown. You are right but that is as far as your statement goes. Africa is a war zone due to tribal wars that like me saying well hitler was white he almost whiped out generations of different races. Or Musalini was white skinned. Or Stalin, russian but white skinned… Vikings whole culture was based on war……. Point being is any race has its skeletons.. So if you going to single one culture dont.. END OF THE DAY WE ALL BLEED RED. WE ALL COME FROM THE SAME PLACE. Btw here in America Most famous Criminals were 72% white… Just thought you know..most violent criminals statiically in the USA are white.. So do your studies… Just saying (Mic drops, while sipping Iced Tea)

          • Scott Fink

            Fausto F Santos you are wrong,most violent crimes come from Blacks and Hispanics ..and that’s mainly due to the onl;y way they have learned to live..they are majority brought up in bad living areas and inherit bad traits and its handed down to them as survival skills..Hell most of them would sell out or rip off their own blood kin..and your right most famous criminals were white only because they was smart enough to build an ENTERPRIZE out of crime and someone snitched and they got caught..most Blacks are strike at whim type criminals or unorganized crime..

      • YasharAl Ben Yahuah

        Nigger means Niger’ian’, black.

        • John Deer

          Nigerians are very rare in the USA,,,, but KENYANS,,, you have PLENTY of and one is a PRESIDENT until 20/01/17

          • Homesick Islandgirl Soares

            You do realize the President is of mixed race and American right.

          • John Deer

            Yep!! And he is lucky. He will be welcome in both Africa and America.! His extended Family lives in Kenya and his Brother is some Muslim Imam, so his head won’t get chopped off.!

          • YasharAl Ben Yahuah

            Nah! Barack was born in Kenya but he’s the illegitimate son of Malcolm X.

          • John Deer

            Like this one. Barack Hussein X.!!! hehehehehehe!!!!!

          • TennBlues

            You must have drunk the pissy tea at the repug party

          • Homesick Islandgirl Soares

            Omg. Ignorance is bliss I suppose. Smh

          • TennBlues

            You are an ID 10 T

          • Homesick Islandgirl Soares

            (Face palm) you’re not even American, but have lots to say about our Government and citizens. Very funny.

      • Tellit Likeitis

        I think you left out a “nigger”.

    • IT IS “I”

      Nazi’s?

      • Batman

        nincompoops

        • IT IS “I”

          Batman! you shouldnt use such language

    • Jazmyn Johnson

      Bitch white people do shit like this too stupid ass hoe yue sound so fucking dumb and that was really stupid AF for yue to say that

      • James Reese

        Its y-o-u. Not y-u-e. But I wouldn’t call people stupid if you can’t even spell a three letter word.

      • Brandi

        Narcissists, Narks, Nimrods, Nasutes, Nonanes, Novices, Nougats, etc. Don’t jump unless you got something soft to land on. Ignorance is bliss.

        • John Deer

          That something soft could be drenched in Poison.!!

      • John Deer

        hahahahaha!!!!

      • Truth Hurts

        Niggers!

      • Batman

        You*

  • Comrade Jenkem

    This doesn’t pass the smell test.

  • Drew

    Damn thats messed up was obama sleeping with other dudes

  • Valerie Howeth

    what happened to her eyes.and nothing happened to her?her body?she didnt dire

  • sharky having a baby

    Well this fairytale is a bit hard to swallow ?????

    • Tellit Likeitis

      So was her pussy.

  • Kisha S Williams

    Y put poison on your own vag?!

  • Kathleen Atwood

    If true, why didn’t affect her?

    • Rushie

      Look at her! Does she look like someone who could be killed with mere poison?

      • Charles Tate Jr.

        Lmao

  • Atwooki

    The whole story is very funny including the look of the bitch.

  • Sam

    That’s one way to go about it lol crazy stories

  • M Rayford

    that part of the body is membrane that chemicals can easily enter the bloodstream she could have killed her self; if that story is true

  • Dan Alvírez

    No! This can’t possibly be true! Just No!

  • Edward Yancey Jr

    Some people will eat anything!! Sorry but she doesn’t look appetizing.

  • Homesick Islandgirl Soares

    ???? I have heard it all now. ????

  • Regina ONeal

    Both of them deserve each other. He didn’t have enough sense to taste the difference between a killer cat and she’s a nut from catfish alley for putting poison on it. Lol

  • Mary Dante

    well it could have been Black widow…by Zep

  • Gaskin Virginia

    Bell, Biv, devoe song poison playing while he was going down was just funny as hell.

    • Martha RN

      She looks crazy as hell! Her eyes are bulging out of her head! What gets me is, wouldn’t she have been poisoned too? How did she store the poison in her vagina without it being absorbed also? LOL!

      • Kimberly Silva

        Exactly on the poison absorbing! I think her eyes are bugging because she has a thyroid disorder

      • Tellit Likeitis

        Whitey beez oppresin’ her.

        • Aboriginal Hov

          Funny

        • Monty

          Fuck off idiot.

      • Perry A. Williams

        Maybe that’s why her eyes are bulging out, LOL

      • Scott Fink

        Martha RN blacks have thick skin…seriousely..that’s part of the reason they are dark is because they have extra layers then white folk because they originate from hot climates year round…but also I guess she would have absorbed some poison also..just not as quickly as through mouth..doubt it would be enough to kill the man anyhow either so most they will prove is negligence if she sticks with she only wanted to make him sick or that she had rats nesting down there..either one would work. but by her looks id bet they would believe the second reason more so..
        .LMFAO

  • Chazzy Chaz

    She looks like Micheal Jackson when he turned into a monster on Thriller lol

  • Daxx Vondrachen

    After seeing her any kind of sex is a no go. I would rather masturbate alone in a forest.

    • Realestrealist

      Dat part!

    • Perry A. Williams

      Using a sticker bush!

  • STEVE DAVIDSON

    I dont know what to say, im getting a car ya * that will be on Facebook wed, lol