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New Drug Makes HIV Self Destruct

HIV Virus

Scientists have claimed they have created a ‘breakthrough’ drug that can make HIV cells ‘self-destruct’ without harming the body.

The drug, which was added to test tubes containing the blood of 10 HIV patients, was found to decrease the viral load by 97%.

Abraham Loyter and Assaf Friedler at Hebrew University said they used a peptide in the drug that could case several copies of the virus’ DNA to enter the infected cell, causing the cell to self-destruct.

By Joe Morgan – Full Story at Gay Star News

1 thought on “New Drug Makes HIV Self Destruct”

  1. This sounds risky. There is a difference between what your headline says (that the viruses self-destruct), and what the text says (that the cells the virus attacks self-destruct).

    Remember, there are perhaps a billion copies of the HIV virus in the body of an infected person. If all of those viruses attack cells and then kill them, the MOST positive outcome will be the deaths of billions of cells more or less at once…

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