Monday, March 26, 2007

Can HIV Cure CF?

A very interesting article to read.

What a time to be alive!


Casey said...

Wow. Wow. This seems so counter intuitive And what does this really mean? If it is done before a child is born is there hope that they would HIV convert in infancy? I mean, it happens but then there are cases of it not happening.

Hmmmm....I'm definitely interested in reading more about it. The pros and cons, etc.

Seems to me to be a frightening path to take. But then - I'm no scientist.

Froggymama said...

Casey, I thought the same thing. And unfortunately the article is vague. I'm going to do more research and I'll post more. So far, gene therapy has been unpredictable, as they find new ways to introduce the 'healthy genes' to the 'faulty ones'. One of these days, they'll figure it out.

I think the HIV strategy is utilizing the "way" in which the HIV virus attacks the healthy cells - because the virus is so successful transferring gene information. But I'm no scientist either, so it's difficult decifering the lingo.