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gold compound proved to be effective for hiv
Jan 7, 2012

hello doc BY, please see the link below:

http://www.aidsmeds.com/articles/hiv_auranofin_cure_1667_20305.shtml

Using a compound containing gold to treat six monkeys infected with an HIV-like virus, a team of researchers has been able to shrink the reservoir of virus-infected CD4 cells impervious to modern-day antiretroviral (ARV) drugs.

is it true that gold compound can be used to kill HIV?

Response from Dr. Young

Hello and thanks for bringing this early study to our attention.

I think that it's premature to conclude that the gold compounds can be used to treat HIV in people. There are many tests that such interesting candidate compounds need to pass, including testing in people for safety and effectiveness, before drawing this conclusion.

Nevertheless, it's always good to see promising and novel approaches to treat illness.

Be well, BY



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