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July 27, 2010

The Cure Blog: A lab, a plant, a compound ten times more powerful than prostratin?

The Cure Blog: "It's exciting--the compound works using two different mechanisms. When cells are latent, it reactivates the virus. Also, it protects uninfected cells around any infected cells.

"So it activates HIV but decreases HIV infection in culture [in the Petri dish or test tube]. The idea would be to use pulsing treatments—on again, off again.

"Next step: To test the compound in mice.

"Obstacles: There is not much money for basic science research in Europe."