A British Man May Have Been Cured Of HIV

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The new pioneering treatment involves three steps. The first is using current anti-retroviral drugs to prevent T-cells – the cells of the immune system that are infected by HIV – from spewing out millions more copies of the virus, and in effect keeping it boxed into the cells. Next, they infect the patients with a virus that boosts the immune system, giving it the enhanced ability to find and destroy the still-infected T-cells.

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