HIV Finally Has a Cure?

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A recent study in macaques has proven there may finally be a cure for HIV. HIV prevention in humans could soon be as simple as getting a shot in the arm four times a year. Scientists have shown in a recent study that an antiviral drug injected into the muscle of monkeys protected them from infection for weeks thereafter. David Ho, a virologist and co-author of the study, describes the approach to HIV prevention as practical and feasible.

A common strategy used in HIV prevention is called pre-exposure prophylaxis. This approach has been implemented and yielded positive results among high-risk populations, including men who have sex with men and intravenous drug users. A study from 2010 found that amid men who have sex with men and had taken an amalgamation of tenofovir and emtricitabine daily decreased their risk of HIV contraction by more than 90 percent. Yet, for the participants who did not take the medication every day, the virus infection rate reduced by only 44 percent.

Ho and his team of researchers examined a preliminary drug called GSK744. GSK744 is an exceptionally potent cognate of dolutegravir, which was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for HIV treatment last year. Here is how it works:  GSK744 interferes with the enzyme that HIV uses to embed its DNA into the human genome. This prevents the AIDS virus from replicating itself, and then finally the viral DNA simply degenerates inside the cell. As a result, it is a possibility that the HIV-infected person could be cured for weeks afterwards. Hence, the person must continue to get a shot four times a year as a preventative measure.

To test the effectiveness of GSK744, Ho and his team squirted a simian-hybrid solution into the rectums of 16 macaque monkeys once a week for eight weeks. Eight of the monkeys received two injections of GSK744 during the eight-week period while the other half, which was the control group, did not. The control group macaques became infected within two weeks. However, all of the macaques who received GSK744 treatment were protected. Ho conducted a follow up experiment, which showed a single dose of GSK744 protected the monkeys between five and 10 weeks on average. Since humans metabolize the drug more slowly than macaques, Ho thinks GSK744 will remain effective in humans for up to three months and now it is time to test the drug on humans.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states they will present data from a similar study of macaque monkeys this week at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Boston, Massachusetts. Jonathan Mermin, director of the U.S. National Center for HIV/AIDS in Atlanta, Georgia, states the results point out that the shot is also effective in averting infections after exposure through the vagina. According to Dr. Zeda F. Rosenberg, CEO of IPM, she states women carry an unequal burden of HIV/AIDS epidemic. In the U.S. one in five women are diagnosed with the AIDS-causing virus, and the majority of women contract HIV through heterosexual sex. Around the globe, women comprise more than half of all people living with the HIV virus.

After careful research, scientists may have finally discovered a possible cure for HIV. Researchers state the drug GSK744 can be liquefied and injected into the arm four times a year. GSK744 has been tested on macaques and data shows that the monkeys lived virus-free for up to three months.

By Bridget Cunningham

Sources:

amFAR:  Making AIDS History
Medical Xpress
Scientific American
Health 24

18 Responses to "HIV Finally Has a Cure?"

  1. Nora Chichi   December 20, 2016 at 10:40 am

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  3. john   December 19, 2015 at 3:32 am

    When. Will this medicines be available and we really need them . Were and how we can get replies.

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  4. john   December 12, 2015 at 1:50 am

    Thank very much this is great news especialy to the people of S.A. So let it be the truth and we very much appreciating and even if want us to pay in order to receive this pills we very much willingly.the god of the universe is so great. Thank u

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  5. itumeleng   December 11, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    We we want cure plz make it available

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  6. patience   June 30, 2015 at 9:14 am

    When will it be available to the public? Especially South Africa?

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  7. prashant   June 17, 2015 at 6:10 am

    sir i need this medicine very soon my family tell us were to buy the medicens

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  8. Annah   October 30, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    I am so happy to hear the news of an hiv cure.This is what we have being waiting for.Glory to the Lord

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  9. valerie   October 28, 2014 at 7:20 am

    they need too tell us were to buy the medicens

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  10. Pearl   October 21, 2014 at 6:02 am

    the sooner the better, otherwise this is an emotional blackmail to our lives as it is hard to plan for future and family and as well as the stigma we have in our communities. this is no longer a joke even if someone wants date and marry you,,,, you become scared as you will not be able to produce a healthy family and also our partners become scared once they know of your status.the plea goes to our government to speedy the processes.

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  11. Matt Roger Sekabate   October 20, 2014 at 4:36 am

    the introduction of HIV/AIDS cure to common people like myself and you, is very strategic. believe you me, that the cure has been a available for decades now. it is lucrative for pharmaceutical companies to contain the virus than to cure it all together. looking at what is happening in North Africa, it sims like they have found the replacement/ new way of making money out our lives as Africans. so you are going to have your HIV/AIDS cure probably by next year

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  12. zanele   October 16, 2014 at 10:01 am

    The state of south afrıca spend lot of money educatıng theses scıentıst yet today ıt ıs 2014 and ıt seems lıke they faıl to ınvent and dıstrıbute the cure for hıv&aıds to the people.for how long shud we w8?please be precıse wıth the estımatıon of when wıll thıs cure dat we have been waıtıng for,goıng to be avaılable and ı so wısh ıt could happen by late 2015 @lst

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  13. dami   October 2, 2014 at 5:28 am

    I must say this is a great thing yo hear its just wonderful news

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  14. donna bembry   September 25, 2014 at 11:33 am

    I feel that they should put the medicine shot out all over the world for free as long as people have any kind of medical insurance so that the people only living in the united states can be living and not dying all the time from aids or hiv.i say it should be out all over the world by next year.please save our people and the poor babes and children and adults living with the virus so that we can have a clean united states in america.thanks sincerly,Donna Bembry!!!

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  15. Eliana Fernades   August 23, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    hello great universe, i am monic from south africa, i want to share a wonderful testimonies about the greatest dr who help me get cured from hiv disease, i was diagnosed two years ago with the result of hiv positive, i was so heart broken, and people, friends and family run away from me, i tried all the possible best i can but no avail, until i met a testimonial i metion internet about dr OGWUDIRE, i never believe internet, and i never i never believe that hiv has a cure, i decided to email some of emails i met there, but there was no avail, i emailed dr ogwudire and he told me that i should not have anything to worry about, if only i belive and have faith on him, that my cure will come in three days time, i put hope in his words, the other day, he called and told me that he has cast the spell through air that i should go for check up and which i did, and the dr confirm that there are some changes in me, and which i told dr ogwudire the hiv spell caster and he told me that the spell has already be working, that he need to buy some hiv items which he will use to deliver the cure to me, and he bought them and called me after some days and i went for check up again, and behold dr told me congratulations and i was overwhelmed and i called the great spell caster and he told me that i should not worrry that this is just the begining, the other he sent me some herbal medicines and he told me that i should take them so that it can cleanses and purify my body system, and i follow his words and took it for three days and i feel the changes with my own eyes,….thanks to dr ogwudire i am so happy and i will continue sharing more testimonies about you, email dr now on OGWUDIRESPELLCASTER@GMAIL.COM regards and warmth greetings from monic

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  16. ozioma collins   July 26, 2014 at 12:22 am

    If its true. Glory b t God

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  17. Bethany   May 20, 2014 at 3:07 am

    This is wonderful news.

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  18. kgwaks   May 3, 2014 at 6:59 am

    This is great,lets safe the perishing humanity.

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