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Anyone have an update on the BYU cure?
      #187706 - 04/24/06 12:12 PM

Early this year this was published.

Researchers, including a BYU scientist, believe they have found a new compound that could finally kill the HIV/AIDS virus, not just slow it down as current treatments do.
And, unlike the expensive, drug cocktails 25 years of research have produced for those with the deadly virus, the compound invented by Paul D. Savage of Brigham Young University appears to hunt down and kill HIV.
Although so far limited to early test tube studies, CSA-54, one of a family of compounds called Ceragenins (or CSAs), mimics the disease-fighting characteristics of anti-microbial and anti-viral agents produced naturally by a healthy human immune system.

They said it will need 3 to 7 years before it will be available.. but if things will be accelerated, it could go faster.

anyone heard about any new development?

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      #187717 - 04/24/06 02:04 PM

I haven't heard of any new developments yet. I don't think it's moved out of the test tube environment yet. That probably means it will be many years before any animal trials begin.

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      #187747 - 04/24/06 05:26 PM

Never get excited about test tube stuff...takes a long to prove it works in animals and then humans and many many things can go wrong till then!

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