A new hope? Lymphoma Drug Wakes Up Dormant HIV
Mar 22, 2009
A drug approved to treat lymphoma, Zolinza (vorinostat, SAHA) can wake up CD4 cells latently infected with HIV and render them vulnerable to antiretroviral (ARV) medication, according to a study published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry and reported by EurekAlert. Activating these dormant cells is a goal for researchers who hope to find ways to either eradicate the virus or help the body control HIV infection without ARV therapy.
Could be a new hope for us. Any thoughts?
Response from Dr. Holodniy
Perhaps. But more studies will have to be done in HIV infected people to determine whether this is a safe strategy.
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