Thursday, January 04, 2007

New AIDS Drug Shows Amazing Promise

A new article indicates that there is a new drug for HIV that is showing "phenomenal" results. It's an "integrase inhibitor," which basically prevents the virus from fusing itself into the nucleus of a t-cell. It has had 100 percent good results on patients on regular therapy, and 72 percent success on patients for whom the other drugs don't work. This is great news if it all works out.

(Up until now, most of the drugs have been unable to prevent this action. The protease inhibitor, for instance, blocks replication of the virus AFTER it has integrated itself into the nucleus.)
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