Monday, March 10, 2008

Follow-up from last week: End of HIV/AIDS may be near

Hey all,

Its interesting how the media can misguide their readers so easily! This is a follow-up story from my post last week on the TRIM 22 gene, which was isolated and has been shown to stop HIV from leaving individual cells. Unfortunately, it is going to take a long time for them to develop a drug that can actually do this in a number of people--they'll have to run clinical trials, etc. Considering all the time that this will take, it seems to me to be misleading to talk about the 'end of HIV/AIDS being near'.

http://media.www.theticker.org/media/storage/paper909/news/2008/03/10/Science/End-Of.Hivaids.May.Be.Near-3260719.shtml

Stacie

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