Germans ‘cut HIV out of infected cells’ [The Local]
Biomedicine researchers at Dresden\’s Technical University succeeded in curing several HIV-infected mice with the new method which uses an enzyme to cut the virus from the DNA of infected cells.
\”There are various methods and similar approaches, but removing the virus from infected cells is unique,\” said Professor Joachim Hauber, head of the antiviral strategy section at partner research institute, Hamburg\’s Heinrich Pette Institute.
He said this approach was the only one so far which could actually reverse an HIV infection, leaving the treated cells healthy.
Whether this would function with people could only be established in clinical trials, he said, for which the money is not yet available.