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Scientist develops virus that targets HIV: Using a virus to kill a virus

By Archean
Aug 9, 2011
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  1. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,533   +48

    I wonder how long it would take to become a widespread treatment though.
     
  2. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,673   +1,874

    But what are the possible side effects of this? Will you lose a lot of weight, will your hair and teeth fall out? Oh wait, never mind, that's meth.

    I just had a thought, could this be put out as a snortable powder? That would be just thing for gay bars and bath houses across the land. Maybe they could give it an Amyl nitrate aroma....:rolleyes: "Cure AIDS with Aunt Amy"! Catchy, is it not?
     
  3. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 5,682   +86

    I was thinking on lines of selling 'Anti-HIV Virus Coated condoms' in gay bars, but I must say your idea seems to be much more plausible.
     
  4. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,673   +1,874

    Indeed! With a powder, a person could hang his silver medicine jar and spoon around the neck, all the while being deliciously legal, fashionable, and non toxic to his fellow village people.

    (Although Arch, I think you should "pitch" your idea to KY also)!!
     
  5. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,533   +48

    Any old normal condom should prevent the passing on of HIV+. If it's a virus that attacks aids itself, surely direct injections or something would be the answer, no?
     

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