Drug firm announces promising results for HIV-killer combination

A drug trial run by a Norwegian pharmaceutical company showed promise for a combination HIV treatment that seeks to flush the virus out of its hiding places in human cells and destroy it, the company reported December 22 2015A Norwegian drug firm on Tuesday announced an advance in its quest for an HIV cure with a drug combination which seeks to force the virus out of its hiding place and kill it. A trial with 17 HIV-positive patients yielded a "statistically signficant decrease" in the virus, biotech firm Bionor announced. "This is a major achievement on the path to a functional cure for HIV," Bionor spokesman Jorgen Fischer Ravn told AFP.

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