PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) - Temple University has made yet another breakthrough in HIV and AIDS research.
Back in 2014 researchers at the University developed technology to edit human cells and take out HIV DNA.
Now the school is using blood from human patients infected with HIV.
Scientists at the Lewis Katz school of Medicine found that their technology eliminated the virus from patient's T-cells and even protected the cells against infection, doing so without damaging them.
This means that people would be protected from getting infected with the HIV virus a second time.
The study was published on a nature journal, showing that researchers could both "effectively and safely eliminate the virus from the DNA of human cells grown in culture."
According to the university's website, HIV/AIDS has claimed the lives of more than 25 million people since its discovery in the 1980s.
More on the school's findings, here: Temple Scientists Eliminate HIV-1 from Genome of Human T-Cells