British scientists on verge of HIV cure: Report

The new trial is being backed by the UK's state-funded National Health Service because it could save millions by removing the need to treat HIV patients with ART.

By: PTI | London | Published:October 2, 2016 7:46 pm
hiv, aids, hiv aids, hiv positive, hiv research, hiv infection, aids research, aids study, china research If the new treatment trial is successful, it offers hope of an irreversible cure for HIV and could save millions of pounds spent on drugs. (Source: File)

British scientists are on the verge of confirming a treatment for HIV, an incurable virus that leads to deadly AIDS disease, if a new treatment trial proves successful, a media report claimed on Sunday.

A British man with HIV hopes to become the first in the world to be cured of the disease by using the pioneering new therapy designed to eradicate the virus, ‘The Sunday Times’ reported.

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The 44-year-old is the first of 50 people to complete a trial of the ambitious treatment, designed by scientists and doctors from five of Britain’s leading universities – universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial College London, University College London and King’s College London.

It is the first therapy created to track down and destroy HIV in every part of the body — including in the dormant cells that evade current treatments.

If successful, it offers hope of an irreversible cure for HIV and could save millions of pounds spent on drugs.

Early tests show the virus is undetectable in the man’s blood.

But he will have to wait some months before confirmation on whether the treatment has perma­nently cleared the disease.

It is possible that the absence of the virus could be down to the conventional drugs that he has also been taking which can temporarily clear the body of the disease.

Mark Samuels, managing director of the National Institute for Health Research Office for Clinical Research Infra­structure, which set up the medical consortium, told the newspaper: “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.”

The HIV virus is mostly transmitted by sex. Once in the body it targets T-cells, part of the immune system, splicing itself into their DNA. If the T-cell is active the HIV hijacks it, turning it into a tiny factory spewing millions more viruses to infect other T-cells.

It is this aspect of HIV activity that is targeted and suppressed by anti-retroviral therapies (ART). What ART cannot do is pick out the millions of infected T-cells lying dormant around the body — but waiting to spring into life should ART fail. It is the HIV reservoir in these dormant cells that the research group is targeting.

“It would be great if a cure has happened. My last blood test was a couple of weeks ago and there is no detectable virus. However, that could be the anti-retroviral therapies, so we have to wait to be sure,” the London-based patient said.

The new trial is being backed by the UK’s state-funded National Health Service (NHS) because it could save millions by removing the need to treat HIV patients with ART, which costs around 380,000 pounds per person over their lifetime.

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    Brian Carter
    May 14, 2017 at 11:43 pm
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      Brian Carter
      May 14, 2017 at 11:39 pm
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        Marcia Peterson
        May 14, 2017 at 11:35 pm
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          Marcia Peterson
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            Keisha Nick
            May 5, 2017 at 12:26 am
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              Keisha Nick
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                Keisha Nick
                May 5, 2017 at 12:12 am
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                  Keisha Nick
                  May 5, 2017 at 12:11 am
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                    May 1, 2017 at 3:11 pm
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                      james miller
                      Apr 29, 2017 at 10:28 am
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                        zm659
                        Apr 26, 2017 at 9:10 pm
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                          michelbella
                          Apr 26, 2017 at 2:58 am
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                            Nasuha Helen
                            Apr 25, 2017 at 1:49 pm
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                              jennifer.elliot
                              Apr 22, 2017 at 3:02 am
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                                jennifer.elliot
                                Apr 22, 2017 at 3:02 am
                                o Everyone my name is jennifer elliot am here to give my testimony about Dr Aluya who helped me in my life, i want to inform the public how i was cured from my HIV disease by Dr Aluya,i visited different hospital but they gave me list of drugs like Famvir, Zovirax, and Valtrex which is very expensive to treat the symptoms and never cured me. I was browsing through the Internet searching for remedy on hiv and i saw comment of people talking about how Dr Aluya cured them. when i contacted him he gave me hope and send a Herbal medicine to me that i took and it seriously worked for me, my HIV result came out negative. I am so happy as i am sharing this testimony. My advice to you all who thinks that their is no cure for hiv/herpes that is Not true, just contact him and get cured from Dr ALUYA solution temple for all kinds of sickness you may have, Remember delay in treatment leads to death email him now on his email address dr.aluyasolutiontemple@yahoo or call 2347064851317 you
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                                  Bella Amada
                                  Apr 15, 2017 at 2:06 am
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                                    Ana Sandra
                                    Apr 15, 2017 at 12:20 am
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                                      Apr 14, 2017 at 11:21 am
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                                        Manson Evelin
                                        Apr 13, 2017 at 2:26 am
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                                          Stacy Jones
                                          Feb 25, 2017 at 5:42 am
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                                            Adams Rich
                                            Feb 12, 2017 at 6:49 pm
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