Researchers in Spain a hospital on December 9 announced that they will be next year for patients already infected with the HIV virus (HIV), the conduct of a therapeutic vaccine trials.
Reported that this is a therapeutic vaccine for the treatment of disease, rather than to prevent it.Barcelona, the hospital said the hospital would conduct the trial, in order to meet the four-year research program the hospital and Spain, Belgium and the Netherlands jointly into the other hospitals.
Infectious diseases hospital director Jardel (Josep Maria Gatell), said: “test is to reach the goal of functional cure.”
He said at a press conference: “This means that we can control HIV patient, without having to provide them with lifelong antiretroviral therapy.”
Jardel said that there are over 300 million people worldwide are currently infected with HIV, most of the people in developing countries. The current antiretroviral combination therapy commonly used of course has proven to prevent clinical deterioration and death of an efficient, but alone can not eradicate the infection, there is an urgent need for other therapies.
On the 6th of this month, Harvard University researchers announced that a subsidiary of the hospital, two after receiving a bone marrow transplant appears to have been cured of AIDS patients with recurrent disease, the AIDS virus has reappeared in their bodies. Reported that AIDS treatment for hard to find a breakthrough in terms of the direction of the medical profession, this is disappointing news indeed a heavy blow.