Doctors Edge Closer To Deadly Virus Cure

A Briton HIV patient is believed to be doing well after responding positively to a progressive treatment from the deadly earth disease.


The 44 year old patient is under the care of top 5 best universities in Britain which is undertaking a research organized by the National Health Service.

“The research by Oxford and Cambridge universities, Imperial College London, University College London, and King’s College London, is testing a “kick and kill” technique to first expose, then destroy the virus”, reported Vanguard, a British paper.

The technique aims at clearing the virus from the patient’s body, the paper also added that the patient’s recent blood test had turned out “Negative”

“This is one of the first serious attempts at a full cure for HIV. We are exploring the real possibility of curing HIV. This is a huge challenge and it’s still early days but the progress has been remarkable,” Mark Samuels, managing director of the National Institute for Health Research Office for Clinical Research Infrastructure, told the Sunday Times

Imperial College London consultant physician, Professor Sarah Fidler reported that the test could work on patients since it had turned out well in labs.

The patient, whose name was not mentioned, also agreed to the fact that the test was going on well yet it was too early to conclude anything.



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