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Researchers See New Avenue For HIV Cure: Endogenization

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Frederick Wright-Stafford

I am a little confused, they have HIV but never will address AIDS due to their DNA, however still can transmit the virus.

November 3, 2015 Jacksonnyville

Tonya

Wow, that amazing, me myself have, been positive since 1989. I have not had a sickness for the disease thanks you Jesus, I started meds in 2008 been doing great.

June 19, 2015 Columbia

mark

Yes hope it does not fizzle out like the other cures ! Or suppressed cures if there will be a cure I bet it be very expensive no doubts.

May 19, 2015

Joey Young

Richard Jefferys is correct. I appreciate his taking the time to break down why the "cure" claim is incorrect. He does a far more intensive breakdown at TAG. I am disappointed but not surprised that this site, too, has jumped on this false cure bandwagon.

November 26, 2014

Richard Jefferys

Newsweek has also published a story (www.newsweek.com/so-called-hiv-cure-not-actually-cure-282606) explaining that because only standard HIV RNA tests were used, these individuals are likely not different from other elite controllers; evidence of increased hypermutation of HIV DNA in this population has been published before www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3762252/ Both the claim of HIV endogenization and the claim that these individuals are cured are almost certainly bunk.

November 10, 2014 New York

Richard Jefferys

Endogenization means the virus integrating into a gamete (sperm or egg cell) and ending up being part of the DNA of every DNA-containing cell in the body of the resulting offspring. The paper presents NO evidence that this has ever happened with HIV. The Yahoo News link you've provided is to the original AFP story about the paper, which they subsequently updated to add some appropriately skeptical quotes from independent scientists.

November 10, 2014 New York

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