HIV/AIDS continues to plague mankind as it remains to spread and take life worldwide. However, the threat of the dreaded disease may soon come to an end as Kenya and Australia separately discovered precursor methods in preparation for overcoming the said disease.
When one would talk about the spread of AIDS, it cannot be helped to mention Kenya as one of the places ravaged by the disease. The growing population of Kenya is still relatively stigmatized by the disease, and yet their experts remain persistent and willing to help resolve the global health issues.
Through the effort of their government and some agencies, it is now being reported that Kenya was able to formulate an herbal based medicine that could inhibit the replication of HIV. The United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) shared that the herbal innovation to fight HIV/AIDS has been registered under Kenyan Ministry of Health and was invented by Professor Tian Shengxu.
The Tian Immunity Booster (TIB) is the market name of the herbal drug patterned mainly to its inventor, and based on studies conducted on TIB by experts from Freiburg University in Germany and Biological Mimetics Incorporated in Maryland State claimed that the said herbal drug can reverse the symptoms of both AIDS and HIV.
Aside from Kenya bringing the promise of a potential cure, Australia has also been reported to have reached a breakthrough in terms of vaccine. As per ABC News Australia, a team of researchers from the University of Adelaide and the Basil Hetzel Institute at Adelaide's Queen Elizabeth Hospital managed to make a remarkable progress using a combined vaccination approach.
"After a long four years of study, we were able to create this common cold virus that encoded proteins of HIV and we vaccinated mice and we were successful in creating immunity in mucosal surfaces," a researcher told ABC News.
However, there are still series of studies to be made with the research and output presented, for as of now the testing of the vaccine was only applied to laboratory mice. And it may require alteration when dealing with human subjects.
Guess we would just have to wait for the solutions being presented by different countries to be fully recognized and perfected to help obliterate HIV/AIDS in the present generation.