HIV New Discoveries - A Pittsburgh, United States pharmaceutical company announces it has developed a cure for HIV and AIDS. It could totally change the lives of the 36 million sufferers around the world.
It's called AGT, American Gene Technologies, is based in Baltimore, was born in 2007 and today has submitted an application for approval to the FDA for a drug that cures for HIV and AIDS. This is not a vaccine like the one whose development it was announced already in 2015, neither a “normal” ARV (antiretroviral) therapy, nor a cocktail of antiretroviral drugs. In the statements of the company it is precisely a definitive hiv cure. I like to take it easy and interpret the message as: we have a promising anti hiv therapy, because hiv can be cured. When it comes to using the word "healing" there is always a need to be careful.
The document, a huge tome of almost 1000 pages, contains the description in detail of a cure for AIDS, which would be the end of a nightmare started in 1982. When we read between the lines the only message at the basis of such research we understand what a beacon of hope it is. Science is telling us clearly, beyond this single study: aids is cured.
Since then, AIDS has claimed over 35 million lives, taking away entire populations and a huge roster of famous AIDS sufferers and famous AIDS victims. Freddie Mercury, Isaac Asimov, Michel Foucault and many others. A virus? A plague that has changed the face of society, partly modifying its habits and perception of relationships and sex. A world hit for decades with no medicine, treatment or cure found. Indeed: without even knowing how AIDS is treated.
AGT calls cell therapy and genetic discovery AGT 103-T. In other words, HIV therapy is a single dose drug that has a definitive aids treatment function. Eliminate HIV from the body once and forever.
“It's about moving these people from antiretroviral control to lifelong immunity. An HIV cure. We think this project may be able to do it "Said Jeff Galvin, CEO of AGT.
The response from the FDA, the US government body that deals with the regulation of current drugs and food products, is expected to arrive by the end of the year.
HIV treatment: if the request goes through, we start from the clinical studies in January 2020 and then who knows
If the outcome of the request is positive and the aids treatment is definitive, the first phase of clinical trials on HIV therapy can begin immediately, as early as January 2020, confirming the "prophecy" made by Luca Pani, Director General of the Italian Medicines Agency (Aifa).
At that time, April 2016, hope was very high. Pani hoped for rapid developments in AIDS treatments that emerged at the time. “Preventing contagion,” he said, “would mean giving a major blow to the disease, preventing it from spreading like wildfire around the world. And unfortunately the percentages of contagion, to date, they grow by at least 4% every year ". "In general, new scenarios will open up in the coming years for oncological, infectious and neurodegenerative diseases", continued Pani, perhaps evoking the pharmaceutical industry.
Lower costs of the last hiv treatments were also expected compared to the costs of the current therapies, unlike what happened for example with hepatitis C.
Definitive AIDS treatment: towards the three (long) clinical phases
As is well known, and this must be specified to prevent this news (which is not "HIV cure discovery", but "company DECLARES to have HIV treatment") from producing unmotivated and childish enthusiasm, it will be necessary to cross the canonical process of the whole experimentation. It takes time, in other words, before getting HIV into a cure it takes. The three clinical phases foreseen will take a few years, a fourth will be started to evaluate the effects of the drug in treating the disease after its introduction on the market, and so on until the (hopefully) definitive HIV eradication.
Still a few years of waiting, however, but the dream begins now: a long-lasting positive response that should sanction the therapeutic goodness of the cure for HIV and AIDS would write a new page of history.
So yes we could say without hesitation that HIV is cured, that AIDS treatment exists.
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