An Australian researcher has developed a gene therapy that turns the HIV virus against itself. The inhibitor (a modified protein) has been tested in the lab and the results were quite promising. Such a treatment could give people infected with HIV the possibility of maintaining a healthy immune system, which means they wouldn't develop AIDS. This is a fantastic breakthrough, but there is still more work to be done.
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