Healing, for now, will perhaps be "Something personal"
Gus Cairnsscanning the horizon for a cure of HIV infection.
The last time I wrote a review of research progress has been working towards a search for a cure for HIV (see a cure for all for healing for all,HTU 203, and HTU204) Was 2011, following the first documented cure someone with HIV.
Timothy Ray Brown, also known as the "patient", Berlin had apparently had no trace of active HIV infection removed from her body by a bone marrow transplantation containing T cells resistant to HIV infection. Brown case showed that couldcure HIV infection: but of course it will be necessary one or more options, safer, simpler and cheaper to achieve the same goal (the transplant, which Brown was necessary because he was going through a type of leukemia that nearly killed him and "there was nothing to lose).
There has been great progress in some areas - including some cases more ads using the same techniques and the same other strategies. However, it is apparent that there may be a mechanism for curing HIV infection HIV.
We can begin to achieve cures previously in two groups of patients. First, for people like Brown, whose condition ethically allows the type of procedure based on the fact noes have nothing to lose and he underwent the procedure with informed consent and informed of the risks.
Second, in people whose HIV is immediately diagnosed after being infected, where there are signs that the use of antiretroviral therapy (ART) beginning soon after exposure can suppress the reproduction of HIV presence so quickly and so deep it might seem that the virus could never have "installed an infectious process" really.
Some of these "cure" could be better termed as "missions" because we do not know whether HIV will appear at some point in the future: can not stay even one small number of infected cells in the "reservoir" of long life could be "hibernating" within T cells and it is possible they could be reactivated in the future.
The rest of us - those with chronic infection, which can live healthier lives on HAART, but we would rather not have to take these medications ...
- You have to wait longer before a pretty safe cure will show up and prove themselves.
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