Cure for HIV on the Horizon?

@clrumfelt (5421)
United States
August 25, 2008 8:58am CST
According to this article, some researchers have discovered a weakness in the HIV virus which may lead to a cure soon. The only thing lacking in their research is funding to launch human trials. If the human trials are successful, they could be ready to help HIV patients with the cure in as little as five years. The need for funding of this project is definietly a good reason to write your Congressperson, in my opinion. What do you think? http://www.fox11az.com/news/topstories/stories/NWkmsb20080730_hiv_breakt-hrough.1971ecbd.html
3 responses
@littleowl (7157)
25 Aug 08
Hi circumfelt-that is brilliant it would be a really big break through if there is a cure for HIV not that I know of anyone who has it but it is a lethal thing to have so hopefully this discovery will happen..littleowl
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@clrumfelt (5421)
• United States
26 Aug 08
I am praying the research will result in a cure. It would help so many thousands of people around the world. Some nations in Africa have been completely by the AIDS virus.
@judy43 (299)
• United States
25 Aug 08
A cure would be great. Maybe it will happen, so we do need to write to our congressperson. Thanks for address
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@clrumfelt (5421)
• United States
25 Aug 08
As rybd pointed out, it will probably be privately funded when people find out how close they are to a cure, but it couldn't hurt to write the congresspeople just in case. The quicker they can the testing started the better.
• United States
25 Aug 08
Research that truely looks promising to other researchers will be funded privately in a heartbeat as the worth of cure is astronomical.
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@clrumfelt (5421)
• United States
25 Aug 08
You're probably right about that. There are so many people who will benefit from this I'm sure private funding will be provided by someone. I'm surprised the research is in need of finances at this point. You'd think people would jump on this quickly. Perhaps it is such a new development they haven't had time to publicize it enough.