for Disease Control and Prevention, said the latest study done in Britain shows the possibility of
curing HIV/AIDS through stem-cell transplants and is a ray of hope to those living with HIV.
“However, it is still too early to say the method can by copied and promoted extensively to treat people with HIV,” Wu said.
A big hurdle in such research is the difficulty of finding donors with the CCR5 delta 32 ge
netic mutation, given that the percentage of people with the mutation is very low among the total population, he said.
“Besides, there are different subtypes of HIV, which require different coreceptors to produce an infection,” he said. “Other HIV co
receptors exist besides CCR5, so such a method will not be effective in treating HIV if the virus infects through oth
er coreceptors,” he said. Coreceptors create a docking area on cells for HIV infection.
Wu Hao, a professor of infectious diseases at Beijing Youan Hospital, said the research is important and may have valu
e in the search for a cure for HIV patients. Some Chinese researchers are also conducting similar research, he said.
not a big problem for Beijing, according to China expert Tsang, as they served to remind Islamabad of China’s importance as an ally.
But the escalation this week has put Beijing in an awkward position.
”They have to do something to show that they are helping to keep thi
ngs under control, while not appearing unreliable as Pakistan’s ally,” Tsang said.
But Beijing doesn’t want to overplay its support of Pakistan and push India into the arms of US President Donald Trump.
Compounding China’s problems is the fact India claims it was striking back against terrorists in Kashmir.
The mass detention of Muslim majority Uyghurs in China’s north western provinc
e of Xinjiang by the Chinese government is one of Beijing’s most controversial international policies — and
justified by China’s government on the grounds that it is an essential measure in combating terrorism.
”They don’t want to be too hard on India, because they’re acting in response to terrorism,” Tsang said.
China experts said the country’s best option was to join the US in working to defuse tensions between Pakistan and India.
Han Hua, professor and South Asia studies expert at Peking University, said given China h
as greater influence in Pakistan, while the US holds more sway in India, it made sense for the two to cooperate.
”China’s message is clear to both sides: exercise restraint,” she said. “China’s interest lies in the stability of South Asia.”
One of the two witnesses says the committee has a photograph of a younger Geovanis apparently posing in a portrait with three partially clo
thed women. The portrait, once displayed in a Russian gallery under the title “The Capitalist,” depicts the subjects in front of a picture of th
e former Soviet leader Joseph Stalin. It’s not clear whether the portrait is a single photograph or a composite.
The witness told CNN that they were shown the photograph during questioning.A thi
rd witness has alleged in written testimony, seen by CNN, that Geovanis may be valuable in the mystery of
whether Russia has material on Trump that could be personally embarrassing to him.
Known by the nickname “Geo” to his friends, Geovanis was born in Brockton, Mass
achusetts, and is a graduate of Trump’s alma mater, the Wharton School at the Un
iversity of Pennsylvania. After starting his career in finance, Geovanis went to Moscow to work for a Russian ve
nture of a company called Brooke Group, which owned land earmarked for the site of a proposed Trump Tower. W
hen Trump came to town to promote the project, sources say, it was Geovanis’ job to show him around.
Also on the trip were Brooke Group’s owners, the real estate moguls Bennett LeBow and How
ard Lorber, who went on to become substantial donors to Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. Trump pers
onally acknowledged the pair from the podium after he won the 2016 New York Republican primary.