Mar 17, 2009
Have you heard anything on this product? When it will be available and if everyone should use it no matter what meds they are on? It's supposedly a therapeutic filtration device that serves as an artificial adjunct to the immune system. In HIV care the Hemopurifier targets the clearance of all circulating strains of infectious HIV, including varieties that cause patients to fail antiviral drug regimens. Additionally, the device assists to preserve the immune response through the removal of gp120 and other toxic proteins that shed from HIV to kill-off immune cells. Beyond HIV care, the Hemopurifier is a leading broad-spectrum treatment candidate against drug and vaccine resistant viral pathogens.
Can this be an answer lifelong companion for an HIV+ person until a vaccine is found??
| Response from Dr. Young
In brief, no.
The main issue with this strategy is that the majority of HIV in the body isn't circulating in the blood, but rather lies resident in lymphoid tissues. So you can purify the blood all you want, but just like stopping antiretroviral therapy, the virus will come back.
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