An alarmingly high rate of HIV/AIDS cases in Pakistan has raised concern globally, resulting in United Nations labelling the country among 11 countries with highest ratio of the disease. Newly released report states that sharp increase in cases in Pakistan, despite grant of “massive funding” by international health partners, has proved to be a severe blow to global efforts to curtail HIV/AIDS.
Researchers in USA have made a breakthrough in curing HIV virus after a third of their lab mice who were engineered to produce human T-cells were cured. The team will now test the technique in macaque monkeys, and hope to start human clinical trials in 2020. This two-pronged technique could be basis for first universal cure in humans.