HIV/AIDS is pandemic that is taking away lifes everyday and despite scientific research nothing really tangible has happened. A 44 years British man has now become the first man to be cured HIV. The patient was the first of 50 people to complete a trial of the ambitious treatment which launches a two-stage “kick and kill” attack on the virus.Tests showed the virus had become undetectable in the blood of the previously HIV-positive man, after he was treated with a pioneering new therapy designed to eradicate the virus.
The process includes a vaccine which helps the body to identify infected T-cells. This is followed by a course of the drug Vorinostat that awakens the dormant T-cells, which then begin producing HIV proteins that act as a homing beacon to the immune system.The new therapy is unique in that it tracks down and destroy HIV in every part of the body —including in the dormant cells that evade current treatments.
“This is one of the first serious attempts at a full cure for HIV. We are exploring the real possibility of curing HIV. This is a huge challenge and it’s still early days but the progress has been remarkable.”” Mark Samuels of Britain’s National Institute for Health Research told The Sunday Times.