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New AIDS Drug Has 'Phenomenal' Results

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posted on Jan, 2 2007 @ 01:54 PM
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AIDS researchers said a new drug shows promise for inhibiting the
HIV virus in patients new to treatment or those currently taking a drug cocktail.

Clinical studies of the drug, called an integrase inhibitor, showed that, when combined with two existing drugs, it reduced the virus to undetectable levels in nearly 100 percent of HIV patients prescribed a drug regimen for the first time, The Los Angeles Times said Tuesday. It had a similar effect in 72 percent of salvage therapy patients, who take a mixture of existing medications aimed at stalling the virus until new drugs appear.

The drug essentially prevents the virus' DNA from integrating with a host's cells, inhibiting its ability to replicate itself.


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PhysOrg.com


This is good news, seeing as AIDS is one of worst diseases that
effects the world, a possible therapy that can diminish it and stop
it to such an extent is great.


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[edit on 1/2/2007 by iori_komei]




posted on Jan, 2 2007 @ 02:03 PM
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That's good. Except that it is just a management drug. Meaning, it is not used to cure but to prolong life. While a good find, I think they need to focus more on a cure than just management.



 
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