possible cloning treatment?
Feb 19, 1999
Some time ago, I read an article about new possible treatments for people with HIV. One lab was working on extracting blood samples and using them to clone a high amount of T-cells outside the body, then reinjecting those T-cells back into the patient to fight infection. What's your opinion of such a treatment? Any merit? If someone's immune system was "boosted" in such a way, would there ever be the possibility of the body eradicating the virus?
Response from Dr. Holodniy
The approaches have merit. Some of these strategies are in clinical trials currently. Eradication is a long way off. Effective control, via immune reconstitution is an attainable goal. MH
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