Archive for February 5th, 2009

Trial for HIV Gene Therapy Begins

Following a theory that a particular gene could enable humans to become immune from the most common type of HIV, recruitment for gene therapy trials has began on February 3, 2009.  This experimental treatment targets HIV patients who have had problems with drug resistance.After the quest to find a cure for HIV has become close to futile, as the drugs that have been tested has actually increased risk of HIV infection, researchers have shifted their focus to developing a therapy that would enable …