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which is better Gene Therapies vs HIV meds ???
Dec 10, 2008

Hi Dr Benjamin.

Can you explain to me the difference between HIV drug and gene therapies???? Which is more effective for those living with HIV???? And are they both available in the U.S. or outside the USA ???

thank you for your time

Response from Dr. Young

Hello and thanks for your post.

This one's easy- there are no gene therapies for HIV. Though strategies are being researched, it's going to be a long time before we seen genetic therapies for HIV reach the clinic (if ever).

So, for the foreseeable future, we'll be using antiretroviral drugs to treat those infected with HIV.

Be well, BY

Newly diagnosed with HIV
Newly diagnosed with HIV

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