HIV is a sexually transmitted diseases (STD) that has been an epidemic in many parts of the world. Countless of individuals have suffered from this deadly virus, with no hope of a cure. People have been fighting against the inevitable by prolonging their lives with treatments.
Despite how awful HIV is, scientists have made a revolutionary discovery on how to use the HIV virus to fight cancer Scientist were able to figure out how to use a disabled version of HIV cells to reprogram the individual’s immune system to target cancer cells in their body. The way it works is by removing millions of T-cells from the patient who has cancer and using the HIV to transmit genetic materials into the T-cells. Once the materials is put into the T-cells, it is then pumped back into the patient’s body which then automatically targets the cancer cells. This treatment however is still in the beginning stages and thus imperfect. The drawback is that it doesn’t only target cancer cell, but also healthy B-cells, nevertheless with enough time, patients, and research funds, this treatment can potentially save millions of lives.
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