Hope for mankind as new HIV drug ‘successful in mice’

A HIV patient consumes antiretroviral drugs. A Kenyan scientist is among a team of researchers who have discovered a new drug that can potentially cure HIV. PHOTO | FILE |NMG

What you need to know:

  • Scientists use used a combination of a modified ARV treatment to keep the virus at low activity levels, along with a powerful gene-editing technique that snipped out HIV genes from infected cells.
  • In various tests, the scientists found no trace of the virus in 30 per cent of the animals.

A Kenyan scientist is among a team of researchers who have discovered a new drug that can potentially cure HIV.

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