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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

British doctors announced the first case of recovery from HIV


44-year-old Briton has become the first person experimental antiviral therapy helped to recover from HIV, said representatives of a number of leading British universities. According to scientists, the new technique allowed full or at least almost completely to cure the disease.


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According to experts from Oxford, Cambridge University and the Royal colleges of London, only the newest therapy are 50 people, and the Briton, in question, was the first person she helped. Doctors say that’s safe to call it healed a hundred percent yet a bit premature, but the current tests won’t find in his body the traces of disease.

As scientists claim they have developed therapy can attack the virus throughout the body, including cells in which it is active, and the ones where he is in “sleep” state. This potentially allows you to not “contain” the disease that in General is capable of existing drugs and techniques, and to fully cure him.

The human immunodeficiency virus infects cells of the immune system, having on its surface a CD4 receptor, which the immune system is inhibited and develops the acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) which in turn makes the body much more vulnerable to many other threats. According to the world health organization, 2014 were infected with HIV some 37 million people.

Recall that in July last year, French experts have reported that girls with congenital human immunodeficiency at an early age last procedure of treatment, for 12 years there is a remission, that is, the absence of symptoms. Although, as explained by scientists, formally called the girl recovered so far, the disease for more than a decade has not caused her any harm, and all this time she didn’t have to take any drugs.

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