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Scientists have a potential breakthrough in finding new ones HIV treatments announced. 19659004] French researchers have found that they have successfully killed HIV-infected cells.
Scientists at the Pasteur Institute in Paris used inhibitors of metabolic activity to eliminate "reservoir" cells.
Scientists succeed in destroying HIV-infected cells
Antiretroviral drugs can not completely remove the virus.
Even if HIV is brought to an undetectable level, a small amount of the virus is latent in certain cells.
The virus can also multiply if the intake of medication is stopped.
The virus remains in reservoirs, the CD4 lymphocyte immune cells, which are the major targets of HIV.
The Elimination of These Hidden Reservoirs of Viruses Has Begun A key goal among scientists who want to seek a cure for HIV.
Theoretically, this French technique could possibly remove HIV from the body.
Could this new technique help to rid the body of HIV?
A spokesperson for the Institut Pasteur said: "The antiretroviral treatment used today is designed to block HIV infection but does not remove the virus from the body.
" The virus remains in reservoirs ̵
HIV targets cells with high metabolic activity and "hijacks" their energy to proliferate.
The spokesman added, "Thanks to inhibitors of metabolic activity, researchers have managed to destroy these infected cells or "reservoirs" ex vivo.
The next step in the research will be to assess the potential use of this technique on living organisms.
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An email from an RML researcher to the bioscientist who procured the fetal tissue, however, said in late September that it could not continue working.
In the email to Advanced Bioscience Resources in California, the researcher said : Department of Health and Human Services ] has instructed me to discontinue the procurement of fetal tissue from ABR, the only one Source for us. I think they are the only provider of fetal tissue for scientists in the nation who have no direct access to broken fetal tissue. This effectively stops all our research to find a cure for HIV.