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Australia: Scientists have found ‘potential cure for AIDS’

in AUSTRALIA, 20/01/2013

Scientists in Australia say they have found a way to alter a protein in the HIV virus to impede it from spreading around the body, rather than assisting it, which could “potentially cure AIDS.”

Associate Professor David Harrich of the Queensland Institute of Medical Research said that they had been able to modify a protein within the virus to impede it from being able to spread, reports Queerty.

“What we’ve actually done is taken a normal virus protein that the virus needs to grow, and we’ve changed this protein, so that instead of assisting the virus, it actually impedes virus replication—and does it quite strongly,” Professor Harrich said.

“I consider that this is fighting fire with fire,” he continued. “This therapy is potentially a cure for AIDS.”

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