Category: Research

Here are three different research projects using DNA or genetic testing so researchers can find a cure and/or better treatment options for people infected with HIV/AIDS.

1. Gene Editing Can Remove And Replace Part Of The DNA

Some people can regulate HIV, typically without medicine. In these scarce people (less than 1 percent of people living with HIV), no reproduction of the virus in the bloodstream can be identified after more than 10 years of disease without remedy.

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Public Health officials have a difficult decision to make in regards to screening individuals for HIV: administer a dependable blood test that could detect infections early on, but few people would volunteer for, or give people a suitable analysis using HIV saliva test which is less reliable during the initial stages of the disease.

Stanford has been researching an easy and accurate way for the public to be able to get tested for HIV. There is a new improved HIV saliva test could transform that. Produced by Stanford chemists in collaboration with the Alameda County Public Health Laboratory, the evaluation blends the comfort of spitting in a cup with the accuracy of blood tests, this was released in the January 22, 2018 issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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