Cure for AIDS found

published Oct 23, 2007, last modified Jun 26, 2013

Although (like for herpes) no cure for HIV has been found yet, new developments at the University of Copenhagen have already cured full-blown AIDS and are in the process of gathering more patients to continue testing:

Professor Jens Lundgren from the University of Copenhagen, together with other members of the research group EuroSIDA, have conducted a study, which demonstrates that the immune system of all HIV-infected patients can be restored and normalised. The only stipulation is that patients begin and continue to follow their course of treatment.

This is simply awesome news!

Note that curing AIDS (Acquired Immuno-Deficiency Syndrome) in this context doesn't mean eliminating HIV -- it means freezing it so the immune system in the patient fully regenerates from scratch.