Gene cure for Aids

Mail Online reports that according to Dr Marc Pellegrini, of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute when researchers boosted levels of a hormone called IL-7 in experimental mice, the gene slowing down their immune system and allowing the HIV infection to persist and spread, just ‘switched off’ and the mice subjects were able to remove the HIV from their bodies.  Dr Pellegrini said the research findings could be the base for new therapies that could boost immune cells in our bodies to enable us to naturally rid ourselves of HIV.

Over 86,500 people in Briton live with HIV and among them are around 21,000 who don’t know they are infected. So the research findings are good new indeed for them …. let us have your views….

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