Sep 9, 2011
I just saw this article on line. Please adviseCure For HIV AIDS is Found On 2010 Cure For HIV AIDS is Found A cure that works by inhibiting the entry of HIV (Human Indeficienci) virus into the bodys immune system cells found. This HIV cure will give hope to those who are infected with HIV.
The name of this HIV cure is Pfizer Maraviroc, which was developed for patients with HIV / AIDS. In the body, these drugs will work to inhibit the CCR5 receptor, namely the entrance used by HIV for entry into CD4-T cells.
To evaluate the efficacy of these drugs, the experts carried out tests to 1000 patients during 24 weeks. All respondents remained the standard treatment, some also consume Maraviroc. While groups of respondents consume other drugs or placebo. Those who consumed Maraviroc, nearly 48 percent, have a high CD4 count.
According to Michael Carter, from the UK HIV experts say that this is the first HIV cure capable of targets. Other similar drug is Mercks production Raltegravir, which stopped the unification of HIV into the cell body
| Response from Dr. McGowan
Fortunately these drugs..maraviroc (which blocks HIV entry into the CD4 cell) and Raltegravir (an integrase inhibitor that blocks the ability of the virus to insert its' genetic code into the chromosome of the CD4 cell) are very valuable and potent treatments for HIV. When combined with 2 other active drugs they are very effective at suppressing HIV and have shown benefit in large clinical trials. Unfortunately they are not a "cure" for HIV. They can protect CD4 cells from becomming infected but they cannot get the virus out of cells already infected...this is called the archive or "pool of latently infected cells". Best, Joe
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