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Sunday, July 01, 2007

H.S. Potential cure for HIV

Hey folks,

I have absolutely NO idea why this has not been more widely reported. I do have a theory, which I will share with you in a minute, but this is GREAT news. In the Health and Science segment this week we will look into a promising new breakthrough that may ACTUALLY be a cure for HIV.

According to Daily News {Sri Lanka} -Potential cure for HIV discovered

US: In a breakthrough that could potentially lead to a cure for HIV infection, scientists have discovered a way to remove the virus from infected cells, a study released Thursday said.

The scientists engineered an enzyme which attacks the DNA of the HIV virus and cuts it out of the infected cell, according to the study published in Science magazine.

The enzyme is still far from being ready to use as a treatment, the authors warned, but it offers a glimmer of hope for the more than 40 million people infected worldwide.

Keep that number in mind. 40 million people.

“A customized enzyme that effectively excises integrated HIV-1 from infected cells in vitro might one day help to eradicate (the) virus from AIDS patients,” Alan Engelman, of Harvard University’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, wrote in an article accompanying the study.

Current treatments focus on suppressing the HIV virus in order to delay the onset of AIDS and dramatically extend the life of infected patients.

The researchers engineered an enzyme called Tre which removes the virus from the genome of infected cells by recognizing and then recombining the structure of the virus’s DNA.

This ability to recognize HIV’s DNA might one day help overcome one of the biggest obstacles to finding a cure: the ability of the HIV virus to avoid detection by reverting to a resting state within infected cells which then cease to produce the virus for months or even years.

CHICAGO, Friday, AFP

Not if they have found the way to completely remove it. Folks, there is currently no cure for AIDS. We know that HIV can lead to AIDS. If we can stop HIV, could this not drastically cut down on AIDS itself? Of course it can. It will.

So why is this not being reported as much as it should. Front page on news papers world wide? Well, two possibilities. They one most will tell you, and the one I will share my thoughts on.
First. As this article pointed out “The enzyme is still far from being ready to use as a treatment.” They do not want to get people's hopes up, if it fails to actually work. It’s just a theory. So is embryonic stem cells, but that’s a whole other issue.{Smile}

Reason possibility number two? 40 million people. That is a lot of drugs, continued care by Doctors and care givers, Government assistance, ETC.

Did you know there is a VERY small group of Scientists that claim they have the actual cure for Cancer? You did not hear about this? Yes folks, NATURAL cures. Herbs and Fruits. Things you can get today.

So why are these breakthroughs NOT widely reported? Imagine a world where HIV was cured tomorrow. Where Cancer is gone. Like the sicknesses of the past. Imagine the flow of imaginable cash being cut off.

“That is completely ridiculous Pete. No one wants to keep Cancer and HIV around. They are trying to find cures for them. You cannot say it’s about money. They cured those diseases of the past. Why would they not do it today?”

Excellent question. Think about it. You already know the answer. Those diseases of the past were CONTAGIOUS. A lot of them through the air. Cancer? HIV is contagious, but not on as broad a scale. In a lot of cases, HIV, it contracted by ones ACTIONS. Get the point?

At any rate, this is GREAT news. I hope this becomes reality, and they, the 40 million people, actually are able to be cured and go back to living a normal and sickness free life.
Peter

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