The researchers plan to conduct clinical trials with volunteers in a year.
Scientists seem to be one step closer to inventing a cure for HIV: a team of researchers from the University of Nebraska and the Medical School. Lisa Katz at Temple University was able to completely eliminate traces of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) from the genome of humanized mice. The study, published July 2, 2019 in the journal Nature Communications, could be a major step towards the development of a viable HIV drug.
Today, LASER ART antiretroviral therapy is used to treat the immunodeficiency virus, which works by inhibiting various stages of the life of the virus.
However, with this therapy, integrated copies of HIV still remain in the human genome, and when therapy is stopped, the virus can again enter the active stage.
Researchers combined existing LASER ART therapy with gene editing technology and for the first time in history were able to remove viral copies from the genome of mice.
Researchers plan to continue research and test the new technology on volunteers in a year.