A recent report from Reuter’s brings hope to the nearly 40 million people currently infected with the AIDS virus worldwide.
An AIDS virus genetically engineered to fight other AIDS viruses worked better than expected, suppressing the virus and renewing the immune systems of a few patients…
Basically, the story is that University of Pennsylvania researchers genetically modified some infected cells in a manner which caused them to target other AIDS cells. They then injected these into 5 people who’s sickness was so severe that they were no longer responding to medications.
Three years after injecting the patients with the modified strain, four of the patients show restoration of their damaged immune systems, with partial suppression of the HIV virus.
AIDS has already killed over 25 million humans worldwide. The population of the state of Texas is under 21 million.