ROCKVILLE, Md. (WJZ) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a Maryland company’s potential HIV cure for human trials, the company announced this week.

Rockville-based American Gene Technologies said in a news release it will begin its phase one study at sites in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. areas.

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In November 2019, the company said its single-dose gene therapy has a “high potential” of being effective, describing the treatment as a genetically-modified product made from a person’s own cells that focuses on repairing immune system damage caused by the virus.

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The trial is set to begin next month, and the company hopes to report initial data by the end of 2020.

CBS Baltimore Staff