<p>„[...] By using a computer model of what happens to the immune system when it’s infected with HIV, Arkin and his colleagues have designed a potential AIDS treatment that would remain with the patient as long as he or she has HIV, <strong>meaning it would prevent AIDS from arising even in patients who otherwise would have developed the disease after a decade of latency.</strong> They also predict HIV would not become resistant to the virus.<br />
Arkin and Schaffer’s computer model will also help them foresee potential problems, which are plentiful when trying to treat a deadly disease with a manufactured virus. This is a virus that can be spread by having sex, just like HIV (although if it works, that could be a good thing). It’s also possible that HIV and the therapeutic virus could mutate around each other and recombine to make an altogether new virus.
<p>‘I can’t say now it won’t make it worse,’ Arkin said. “</p>
<p>(Quelle: Wired – <a href=“http://www.wired.com/news/medtech/0,1286,63441,00.html”>Designer Virus Stalks HIV</a>)</p>