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By 2030, HIV will disappear

 
13 April 2016, 19:00

HIV infection appeared for the first time more than 30 years ago and began to spread rapidly across the planet, since then all efforts of scientists have been aimed at developing effective medications against this disease. The victory for HIV and AIDS is one of the main goals for all mankind and the latest scientific achievements indicate that scientists are close to this.

At the international conference devoted to the discussion of HIV and AIDS issues, Michel Sidibé, the UN Deputy Secretary-General stated that by 2030 the HIV epidemic in the world will be finished. According to Mr. Sidibé, one can now say with certainty that one of the goals of the UN program on HIV / AIDS includes zero mortality rates among patients with HIV and AIDS, as well as the complete exclusion of new infections.

In his statement, Michel Sidibé noted that a few years ago there was no hope for the emergence of a cure for AIDS, patients were dying, hospitals were overcrowded, and doctors could not give hope to hopelessly sick people. However, until 2015, it was possible to approach the implementation of the UN program and provide drugs to 15 million people. In addition, there have been changes in the scientific base regarding HIV infection - previously all infected with the immunodeficiency virus received about 18 drugs daily, but today the amount of drugs has been reduced to just one tablet a day. But a special achievement, according to Sidibe, is the decline in the cost of drugs with HIV and AIDS around the world. Based on all this, it can be assumed that in the coming years the situation will radically change and scientists will be able to find a cure for HIV and stop the epidemic. Sidibé noted that it would be most logical to expect a victory over HIV by 2030.

By this time, expects the appearance of a drug against HIV and the founder of the world-famous company "Microsoft" Bill Gates. It is worth recalling that Gates does not spare millions of dollars to develop drugs for this disease and generously finances research projects in this area. He and his wife founded a fund that finances research on methods of combating not only HIV, but also other serious diseases, which are considered incurable today.

At the forum in Switzerland, Bill Gates gave a speech in which he spoke about the technologies of the future. According to him, humanity will completely forget about this terrible disease in 15 years, as in the coming years, scientists will develop effective drugs against the human immunodeficiency virus.

HIV was discovered in 1983 in two different laboratories - in France and the US, scientists published their results in one of the scientific publications in May of the same year. A new retrovirus has been cultivated in T-lymphocytes and scientists have suggested that the virus is capable of provoking the development of AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome).

Initially, French and American specialists gave different names to the virus found and only after 3 years it became known that viruses discovered in different laboratories were genetically the same and a new retrovirus was called HIV.

The virus is transmitted with the biological fluids of the infected person (blood, semen, sperm, breast milk, etc.) through the damaged mucous membrane or skin.

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Portnov Alexey Alexandrovich

Education: Kiev National Medical University. A.A. Bogomolets, Specialty - "General Medicine"

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