Scientists in Oregon have made a major leap towards curing HIV- one of the worst and most feared diseases humanity has ever faced. Anthony explains what they've achieved , and what their work might mean for the millions battling this disease around the world.
Soundbites regarding SIV/HIV advance - OHSU's Louis Picker, M.D.
OHSU AIDS vaccine candidate appears to completely clear virus from the body
"An HIV/AIDS vaccine candidate developed by researchers at Oregon Health & Science University appears to have the ability to completely clear an AIDS-causing virus from the body."
Immune clearance of highly pathogenic SIV infection
"Established infections with the human and simian immunodeficiency viruses (HIV and SIV, respectively) are thought to be permanent with even the most effective immune responses and antiretroviral therapies only able to control, but not clear, these infections."
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) and Congenital CMV Infection
"CMV infection can be passed from a pregnant woman to her fetus. Most infants born with congenital (present at birth) CMV infection don't have problems."
From Discovery News.