For the people that know science here: I still keep wondering a couple of things:
1) Is there any chance, in your opinion, to find a substance that would kill viruses (not just interfere with their replication)? I mean, we can kill bacterias, why won't we be able to defuse viruses?
2) if we are able to stop their replication - and cells are dying - why is the virus still in the system (of, let's say, people with AIDS)? I mean, the cell is dead, there are no viruses outside of cells, so were are the viruses? does the new DNA of the cell (that was being infected by a retrovirus) goes into the new cell, so every cell from now on will have the defective DNA?
3) if the virus has it's mechanism to break the DNA chain and enter itself to this chain - can't we produce drugs that dose the breaking part, and break the DNA from both sides of the viral DNA, and than re-attach the two seperate chains of DNA we now have?