posted on Aug, 24 2010 @ 10:10 PM
Originally posted by die_another_day
TRIM5alpha destroys HIV in monkeys but the human isoform doesn't destroy the virus in humans.
Sad isn't it?
Actually, IMHO, the truly "sad" aspect of this whole story is the desperation of the HIV/AIDS infectees, and their friends and families, that the
pharmacological industry is pandering to with these stories of a potential "cure", not merely a treatment, but a "cure" for the HIV/AIDS virus
being found, likely because they industry is financially bleeding, you know, just like every other industry in todays' world of ever faltering
economies, and are shedding their investors.
Thing is, the article neglected to mention that monkeys do not contract the HUMAN Immunodeficiency Virus, they contract the SIMIAN Immunodeficiency
Virus (SIV). Further, they also neglected to conclusively mention that a monkeys' physiology is different from that of our own and so, it reacts
differently to drug infusions than ours do, though they DID briefly touch on the issue:
"Humans also have TRIM5a, but while the human version of TRIM5a protects against some viruses, it does not protect against HIV..."
So I guess that a reader can conclude that they exercised "due diligence", if only for the sake of preventing possible legal repercussions from
making such a claim.
Alas, in the final analysis, the ONLY cure for the ramifications of a self-destructive, detrimental practice is simply ABSTINENCE.