|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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