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Gene therapy is an experimental technique performed by replacing a mutated gene with a healthy copy of the gene as an alternative to surgery or medications. It is designed to make a beneficial protein or introduce new genes to mutated cells to compensate for a patient's...


Though still experimental, gene therapy fixes genetic defects and potentially reduces the need for drugs, radiation or surgical intervention. Replacing bad genes with good ones may eventually cure Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, cancer and many other diseases.


According to Genetics Home Reference, gene therapy requires the use of healthy genes to treat illnesses. Instead of a person undergoing surgery, genes are introduced to a patient's body to replace corrupted DNA. Another method is to inactivate negative genes instead of ...


Highly active antiretroviral therapy, or HAART, is a treatment for HIV-infected people that consists of at least three drugs that suppress HIV replication, according to the World Health Organization. HAART tends to use three drugs specifically to lower the risk of the v...


Human Immunodeficiency Virus is a disease that attacks the human immune system. HIV uses human T-Cells and CD4 cells to reproduce, which eventually destroys those cells and destroys the immune system, reports the AIDS website.


The human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, is transmitted through sex with an infected person, blood transfusions and sharing needles. A mother with HIV can pass the virus to her child through pregnancy and breastfeeding.


According to Mayo Clinic, there is not a safe and effective cure for human immunodeficiency virus as of 2014; however, there are medications that can greatly slow the progression of the disease. HIV impedes the body's ability to fight disease-causing organisms by damagi...