British scientists to trial potential HIV cure

  • metta

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    Nov 26, 2013 10:44 PM GMT
    British scientists to trial potential HIV cure

    http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/newsandeventspggrp/imperialcollege/newssummary/news_26-11-2013-10-28-14
  • hebrewman

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    Nov 27, 2013 9:02 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidZzzzzzzzzz.....

    Oh! Uh...what? Can you wake me up 2017 when this study will supposedly have some concrete results as to whether or not any of this will be efficacious or not.

    In the meantime, how about I add this online snippet of a possible HIV cure to the litany of others that have been circulated for over six years? By the way, am I the only one who noticed that no follow up to any of the previous articles has ever occurred?


    i agree. i mean, why would BIG PHARMA want a 'cure'. they make too much money on ARV's.
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    Nov 27, 2013 9:52 AM GMT
    Healthy cynicism is an essential part of science

    However science is also made up of incremental steps and sharing of knowledge as it becomes available

    Impeccable researchers here - make it your business to follow up in 2017 particularly if a friend or relative has HIV

    I have been involved in research trying to find a cure for paralysis...the thought of sending wheelchair manufacturers broke was never a consideration
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    Nov 28, 2013 2:00 PM GMT
    The student in the picture is very cute.

    While we all hope a cure is around the corner, its important to acknowledge the reality that there will be many innovative research projects before one is successful. They are all 'promising'

    Most of western medicine is managing illness; not curing or eliminating it. HIV would be a stand out example of cure, if one was found. In the mean time, cART is extending people's lives where in Australia an HIV positive person has a life expectancy better than a smoker.
  • Rene_Aensland

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    Nov 28, 2013 2:03 PM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidZzzzzzzzzz.....

    Oh! Uh...what? Can you wake me up 2017 when this study will supposedly have some concrete results as to whether or not any of this will be efficacious or not.

    In the meantime, how about I add this online snippet of a possible HIV cure to the litany of others that have been circulated for over six years? By the way, am I the only one who noticed that no follow up to any of the previous articles has ever occurred?


    The Bee Venom looked VERY promising. =/
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    Nov 28, 2013 3:33 PM GMT
    When they do discover a cure for HIV, I wonder how they would distribute it?

  • MarvelClimber

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    Nov 28, 2013 3:58 PM GMT
    As wonderful as a cure would be, I'd rather see money going towards a vaccine. HIV is quite manageable now. With a strong vaccine campaign, like polio, the disease could be virtually eliminated in a few generations.
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    Nov 30, 2013 1:19 AM GMT
    I know we see these things now and again, but I like to read about the new strategies they are trying out. It gives me hope that my friends who have HIV will one day be free of it. I see no reason why BOTH a vaccine and a cure cannot be sought.