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Post by eddie on Sun Oct 02, 2016 9:52 pm

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A British man who is undergoing a pioneering treatment for HIV hopes to become the first person in the world to be cured of the virus, it has been reported.

Scientists treating the 44-year-old patient said he had shown "remarkable" progress under the therapy, designed to track down and destroy the virus in every part of the body.

He is the first of 50 people to complete a trial of the treatment, described as "one of the first serious attempts at a full cure for HIV

HIV is the virus which causes AIDS - which leaves an individual's immune system too weak to be able to fight off infection.

If the bid to find an irreversible cure is successful, it could not only save the NHS millions of pounds but also offer hope to the almost 37 million people living with HIV globally.

Sub-Saharan Africa has the most serious HIV and AIDS epidemic in the world, with southern Africa the worst affected region.

The trailblazing research is being carried out by a collaboration between five of the UK's top universities, organised by the NHS.

Mark Samuels, managing director of the National Institute for Health Research Office for Clinical Research Infrastructure, told the Sunday Times: "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."


http://news.sky.com/story/hiv-cure-hope-after-uk-trial-of-pioneering-virus-treatment-10602787


This is simply fantastic news. A cause very close to my heart.

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Post by Eilzel on Tue Oct 04, 2016 9:53 am

eddie wrote:
Eilzel wrote:Any progress is great news imo Eds, of course. It is early days though. A big problem in the LGBT community now is a minority have become ignorant of the issue causing it to spread in some areas.

If this leads to an end to that, that would be great Smile

Les, have you seen the film "The normal Heart"?
Google it if you haven't and then watch it X

Will do, thanks Eds x

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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Tue Oct 04, 2016 11:08 am

nicko wrote:
Wasn't it supposed to be started by Monkeys?

Smile

THAT'S one leading hypothesis...

That the HiV virus was transmitted from monkeys into a certain African tribe, maybe back in the 1960s or '70s, where they eat monkeys brains, and some of that tribe purportedly also use those monkeys in some of their sexual activities..

The HiV virus, however, is a fast mutating type of virus --  which is one of the factors that has made it more difficult to find a cure, and harder to develop a vaccine (as by the time a vaccine would be ready, the virus will have potentially mutated to such an extent that the majority of the viruses would be resistant/immune to that vaccine, meaning that an eventual anti-HiV/Aids vaccine will effectively have to be a "broad spectrum" vaccine..)  --  so that the current generation virus will be far removed from what that original version may have been 40 or 50 years ago.      HIV cure hope after UK trial of pioneering virus treatment - Page 2 4183205388

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Post by Tommy Monk on Tue Oct 04, 2016 1:41 pm

Ben Reilly wrote:Once again, Tommy's just trying to associate society's ills with a group of people he hates. You can read him like a book Smile


The statistics speak for themselves...


I got them from the terrace Higgins trust site...

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Post by Andy on Tue Oct 04, 2016 2:42 pm

HIV was invented by the Nazis in WW2 to eradicate black people. Hitler was too stupid to realise that blacks and whites have sex with each other as well.e

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Post by nicko on Tue Oct 04, 2016 5:38 pm

Invented by the Nazi's?
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Post by Victorismyhero on Tue Oct 04, 2016 5:48 pm

stop trying to make a monkey out of Tommy

its bad form to try to improve on nature Razz Razz Razz Razz Razz Razz Razz

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Post by Tommy Monk on Tue Oct 04, 2016 9:52 pm

... says Lord Foul... the easily confused mental obscenity known as 'Elmer'...





https://youtu.be/U7sG8cw50mQ



lol!

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Post by HoratioTarr on Wed Oct 05, 2016 1:50 pm

Handy Andy wrote:HIV was invented  by the Nazis in WW2 to eradicate black people. Hitler was too stupid to realise that blacks and whites have sex with each other as well.e

That must have been when they were conjuring up Beelzebub... Rolling Eyes
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