There’s good news for HIV+ people and AIDS sufferers in this article in today’s Guardian: a British-Americam research team has developed a possible method of slowing or even halting both the progression of AIDS and the spread of HIV, by engineering cells which can continue to target HIV after it mutates.

Small-scale clinical trials with patients with advanced HIV inffection begin next summer. However the impact could be limited amongst some racial groups, according to the BBC article:

One limitation however is that the immunological assassins generated by this technology are done using a specific part of the receptor of the active cells.

“The genetic make up of these receptors do vary with different racial populations.”

Lets hope they can develop this idea further to overcome this limitation.