HIV Cure: US and Gates Foundation Plan $200M for Sickle Cell

The US government and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation pledged Wednesday to jointly invest $200 million over the next four years to achieve affordable gene therapy-based cures for sickle cell disease (SCD) and HIV. The administration of President Donald Trump announced earlier this year its intention to end the HIV epidemic over the next decade and has also identified SCD, which disproportionately affects people of African descent, as a condition requiring greater attention. [embed]https://twitter.com/BillGates/status/1187141652835721216[/embed] Gene therapy is a relatively new area of medicine designed to replace faulty genes in the body that are responsible for a disorder...Keep on reading: HIV Cure: US and Gates Foundation Plan $200M for Sickle Cell

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