For some reason the original thread "Potential cure for HIV discovered" got close... why?!?

Anyway... it talked about Chicago researchers (probably at NWU would be my guess) synthesized an enzyme that specifically attches to and breaks apart DNA sequences matching that of the HIV virus, thus stopping it from replecating in an infected cell.

Well... Germans have had an anti-HIV therapy since 2007 that works, and it's pretty straightforward.

You just extract some stem-cells from an infected person's marrow, hit it with a virus that attacks the DNA sequence for the CD-4 receptor, culture it, weed out the cells that the virus hit in a funny place to produce an oncogene, replace the remaining stem cells, and let them differentiates into lymphocytes that cannot be infected because now it's doesn't have the CD-4 receptor... et voila... HIV cured.