Brazilian scientists may have developed a treatment capable of eliminating HIV

Brazilian scientists may have developed a treatment capable of eliminating HIV
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The Unifesp research initially counted on 30 volunteers who had an undetectable HIV viral load in their organism and were undergoing standard treatment with antiretroviral cocktails;
One of them, a 36-year-old man, has been free from the virus for 17 months now, after living seven years with HIV.
Researchers at the Brazilian Federal University of São Paulo (Unifesp) conducted a study on a global scale with people infected with HIV and managed to eliminate the virus from a patient. The man no longer shows signs of the virus after taking a powerful drug cocktail, but the scientists say that it’s not possible to talk about a cure for AIDS yet.

Coordinated by the specialist in infectious diseases Ricardo Sobhie Diaz, director of the institution’s Department of Medicine’s Retrovirology Laboratory, the Unifesp research initially involved a group of 30 volunteers who had an undetectable HIV viral load in their organism and were undergoing standard treatment with antiretroviral cocktails. One of them, a 36-year-old man, has been free from the virus for 14 months now, after living seven years with HIV.

They were divided into six groups and each received a combination of drugs, in addition to standard treatment. The group with the best results received two additional antiretrovirals: a stronger drug called dolutegravir and another one called maraviroc, which, according to the scientists “forces” the virus to appear, causing it to come out of the latency state, a kind of hiding place in the body. With that, the virus can be destroyed by the other drugs used in the treatment.




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