Hope for a cure for AIDS

This report in the news raises hope for a comprehensive AIDS cure – in a decade, or so:

A chemical has been identified which could halt the progress of HIV, US scientists say.

Lab tests of the chemical – CSA-54 – at Vanderbilt University show it disables the virus’s ability to infect cells.

It was shown to attack HIV in a new way – targeting the membrane of the virus to stop it locking on to cells.

UK experts said the research was interesting – but warned a great deal more research was needed before its true value could be known.
Chemical ‘blocks HIV infection’, BBC News, 9 February 2006.

I really hope they can make this work.

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