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French Scientists Found Possible Cure for HIV

Stassy Olmos |
November 10, 2014 | 3:12 p.m. PST

Staff Reporter


Scientists in France believe they’ve discovered the enzyme for a future HIV cure. (National Cancer Institute/Creative Commons)
Scientists in France believe they’ve discovered the enzyme for a future HIV cure. (National Cancer Institute/Creative Commons)
French scientists think they discovered a new path in curing HIV and AIDS. They studied two men who tested positive for HIV, but don't show symptoms.

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It appears that a certain enzyme in their bodies mixed with a protein. This changed the genetic code of HIV and made it inactive, although still present.

While many experts doubt the testing methods used in this case as well as the replication of the natural phenomenon, these scientists think this enzyme could eventually lead to a cure.

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