Gene therapy, an opportunity to end AIDS pandemic: Bill Gates writes in blog

Bill Gates, Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist, said Tuesday that it’s very likely a cure for HIV will be available in 10 to 15 years or even sooner. In his new blog, titled ‘The future our children and grandchildren deserve‘ on Gates Notes, Bill Gates writes that with gene therapy, he is optimistic about the chances of ending AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome).

Gene therapy, writes Bill Gates, involves editing small parts of a person’s genetic makeup. “These edited genes can’t be passed on to the person’s children, but they can correct gene mutations that cause debilitating patients and deadly medical problems,” said Bill Gates.

How it works? The blog says that gene therapy involves removing the cells that make red blood cells, correcting their genetic code so their offspring have the right shape, and then returning them to your body.

“The beauty of this method is that it works to cure HIV. [human immunodeficiency virus] too. With just a single injection, your body will have new ways to fight the virus and prevent it from entering your cells,” he said, adding that scientists are working on it. Research ways to do this.

“One approach is to modify the surface of the cells that HIV likes to enter, making it much harder for the virus to get inside them,” said Bill Gates. soon will be the opportunity to end the AIDS epidemic.

Today, about 38 million people around the world are living with HIV and another 1.5 million are newly infected each year. To survive, they must take antiretroviral drugs every day for the rest of their lives. An ideal HIV treatment would free them all from the use of these drugs and save the world millions of dollars in treatment costs each year.”

Bill Gates said that if a cure is found, millions of people will not have to worry about getting HIV in the future.

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