A TORROX scientist is leading a project to find a cure for HIV.
Oscar Jurado Ruiz’s €150, 000 study hopes to genetically manipulate the virus so that it is no longer a pathogen, which would make it easier to suppress in an individual.
The goal is to make the virus unable to replicate itself and develop in AIDS.
Ruiz has said he is confident his project has a ‘high chance’ of eradicating the disease, and believes treatment could be available in four to five years.
The project will be carried out jointly with the Department of Infectious Diseases at the Ramón y Cajal University Hospital and the Molecular Virology Service of the National Center of Microbiology of the Carlos III-ISCIII Health Institute.