Scientists in Denmark are conducting clinical trials on a new strategy for combating HIV that they say could be the breakthrough needed to finally find a cure for the virus.
Lead researchers studying the treatment told Telegraph that initial signs are “promising.”
“I am almost certain that we will be successful in releasing the reservoirs of HIV,” said Dr. Ole Søgaard, a senior researcher at Denmark’s Aarhus University Hospital. “The challenge will be getting the patients’ immune system to recognize the virus and destroy it. This depends on the strength and sensitivity of individual immune systems.”
The Telegraph reports that 15 patients are currently enrolled in clinical trials for the treatment, and if they are successfully cured of HIV, the treatment will be rolled out on a larger scale, administered in combination with an immune-system booster.
SCIENCE. This is unreal.
The Rhode Island House of Representatives today passed a bill that will legalize marriage equality in the state. The Senate has already passed the legislation and the governor says he will sign it, making Rhode Island the tenth state to legalize marriage equality.
“New England is now complete,” Marc Solomon, national campaign director at Freedom to Marry, a New York-based group that helps and funds local gay-rights organizations, said by telephone. “We have an entire region of the country that has approved the freedom to marry.”
Rhode Island’s law will take effect Aug. 1. In addition to the five other New England states — Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut and Massachusetts— Washington, Iowa, New York, Maryland and the District of Columbia allow same-sex couples to marry. Delaware, Illinois and Minnesota may all approve similar measures by May 31, Solomon said.
Whoot whoot !