Are We on the Verge of Finding a Successful Cure for AIDS?

By First Posted: Mar 5, 2019 Tue 2:42 PM
Are We on the Verge of Finding a Successful Cure for AIDS?
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Now it is scientifically researched that we are reaching a point where we can successfully cure a deadly disease like AIDS for good. A stem-cell treatment put a London patient’s HIV into remission, marking the second such reported case and bolstering efforts to cure the AIDS-causing contagion that affects close to 37 million people worldwide.

After nearly 12 years to the day after the first patient got cured of HIV, the surprise success now confirms that a cure for H.I.V. infection is possible, if not difficult, as per the details gathered from scientists working on the cure for a long time now.

The researchers are to print their report on Tuesday in the journal Nature to present some of the details at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Seattle. Openly, the scientists are telling the case as a long-term diminution. In interviews, most specialists are calling it a cure, with the admonition that it is hard to know how to define the word when there are only two known instances.

Progress against AIDS over the past 15 years has encouraged a commitment by United Nations member states to end the epidemic by 2030. The number of people newly infected with HIV fell to 1.8 million worldwide in 2017, from more than 3 million a year through most of the 1990s.

Researchers are evolving better antiretroviral treatments, prevention methods, and vaccines to halt contagions while continuing to pursue a cure for those already infected.

Well, we have reached a long way and mankind should acknowledge the force for a better future.


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