BRISBANE, Australia — Researchers in Australia are working on a possible cure for AIDS.
According to a report from ABC Australia, scientists have modified an HIV protein in order to prevent it from replicating.
“What we’ve actually done is taken a normal virus protein that the virus needs to grow, and we’ve changed this protein, so that instead of assisting the virus, it actually impedes virus replication and does it quite strongly,” Associate Professor David Harrich told ABC Australia.
Harrich also clarified the modified protein cannot cure HIV, but it has protected human cells from AIDS in the laboratory.
“This therapy is potentially a cure for AIDS,” he said. “So it’s not a cure for HIV infection, but it potentially could end the disease.
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