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Discovering a new treatment capable of combating HIV ... Know the details

Researchers at the University Hospital Research Center of Montreal and Yale University have succeeded in coming up with a new treatment technology that works to combat HIV, which causes AIDS, according to the Medical Express website.

The study indicated that the therapeutic technique contains a "cocktail" of antibodies naturally present in the plasma of people with HIV, which greatly contributes to delaying the return of the virus, so researchers at Yale University developed a specific model of human-compatible mice, and the new treatment succeeded. The antibodies recognize the virus, and it has had time to summon the immune system and get rid of the infected cells.


The researchers examined the cells of the human immune system, and what happens to it when infected with HIV, as the new treatment by antibodies can force the virus not to multiply, but it also reduces the stock of HIV by destroying the infected cells.


The biggest challenge for scientists in the failure of anti-HIV treatments was that throughout the course of treatment with antivirals, the virus could silently hide in the reservoirs in T-lymphocytes, which are white blood cells that help activate the immune system against infection and fight microbes, which explains why Infected people do not cure antiviral therapy, and why they must continue treatment for life to prevent the virus from replicating.


The study traced the success of the new treatment in reducing the virus hidden by white blood cells after mouse models dealt with the treatment, revealing new treatment methods in combating this deadly virus.


According to the World Health Organization, 38 million people were infected with HIV at the end of 2019.