This isn’t a post about an odd or unusual side effect. But it is quite interesting.
The cure for AIDS and Cancer alike seems to be far off in the distance. However, this could change in a forseeable future for the victims of AIDS. I honestly never thought I would be alive when a cure for AIDS would be found. Though, that may still be the case.
Researches in Queensland have discovered an HIV protein named “Nullbasic,” which was formed by mutating an exisisting HIV protein over many generations. The research team, led by David Harrich are so confident in their findings that animal trials may begin as early as this year.
Currently, HIV patients use expensive and powerful drugs to combat their HIV, usually with little success. Though this new protein may not eliminate HIV, it will reduce the cost of treatment for these patients.
David Harrich explains how it works: “I have never seen anything like it. The modified protein works every time. You would still be infected with HIV, it’s not a cure for the virus. But the virus would stay latent, it wouldn’t wake up, so it wouldn’t develop into AIDS. With a treatment like this, you would maintain a healthy immune system.”
There seems to be light at the end of this long, dark, and scary tunnel. Or at least, let’s hope so.