Aug 22, 2003
Hi, I was just curious to know if there is a possibility of using a radiopharmaceutical tagged to cd4 cells which can give an image of where the virus is localized and consequently a concurrent therapy can be used, combining radiation therapy to treat the cells with the virus and anti-retroviral drugs to prevent other cells from being infected. Has this been tried anywhere? I would greatly appreciate your response.
| Response from Dr. Pierone
I am not aware of this approach being tested in HIV infection. There are very innovative strategies using these combination approaches in certain cancers, but in those situations, the target is a malignant cell, not a virus.
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