Archive for June 4th, 2009

Hopes for HIV Cure Revived with “Shock and Kill” Treatment

When it comes to treating HIV, there is only one obstacle that prevented doctors from eliminating the dreaded virus:  its tendency to go dormant most of the time.  Recently, a research group in Italy has developed an unusual technique, which they believe may hold the key in the discovery of a cure.According to Dr. Enrico Garaci, president of the Italian Institute of Health, he and his team studied the HIV’s “barrier of latency,” which has become a singular obstacle that prevents HIV patients fro…