Scientists found a weakness of fatal HIV virus.
HIV, medically known as human immunodeficiency virus, directly attacks human immune system. It reduces an infected person’s ability to fight against infections. It gradually develops in AIDS in eight to ten years. Some of its primary symptoms are fever, headache, sore throat, chills, night sweats and diarrhea.
According to the report of World Health Organization, more than 50,000 people die from HIV all around the globe.
Researchers from Vanderbilt University and experts from Northwestern University performed a research. They figured out that the sugar and other nutrients are the basic food of the virus. It cannot develop without suffiecient supply of these compounds. Hence, the team developed a compound to obstruct the sugar and nutrient supplies of virus. The chief objective was to hamper the reproduction process of the deadly virus.
Astonishingly, researchers observed that the method can starve the infection to death.
Harry Taylor, researcher at the Northwest University, explains the study. He says that rapid mutation of the virus cuts survival chances in patients. Thus, it is essential to block its growth. Current HIV drugs are not that much effective.
Researchers are pretty optimistic that the recent study will reduce HIV death rate. It significantly slows down inflammation process of the virus.