A few days ago a study was conducted on the purpose of treating HIV effectively. The study was focused on a single protein cell known as TAT, actually you can view an HIV as a book of genetic codes and TAT is a protein which makes up three pages of that book telling HIV how to grow and replicate. Scientists miraculously developed an anti TAT protein that does specifically opposite to that, it is actually the mutant form of TAT. The name of antiTAT is Nullbasic. If this protein is changed with TAT present in HIV cell, then it can limit HIV cells to grow and replicate. Nullbasic can be introduced into HIV cell by a retrovirus (purpose-built to sneak into viruses and hack their genetic code) and will limit HIV cell to grow. Basically it changes the codes of TAT protein present in HIV cell which tells it, how to grow. Testing on cultured human cells suggests that this procedure works very, very well. A bit of information collected from Abstract is pasted as under:
Virus replication in primary CD4+ cells expressing a Nullbasic-ZsGreen1 fusion protein was inhibited by approximately 8 to 10-fold. These experiments demonstrate the potential of Nullbasic, which has unique inhibitory activity, as an antiviral agent against HIV-1 infection.
It has been found that gene therapy limited the growth of HIV cells by a factor of 10. This therapy would not remove HIV from the body yet the virus would stay largely dormant and unable to develop more cells. This modus operandi will prevent an individual of becoming a patient of AIDS.