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new therapy phase 2
Jun 15, 2007

Anybody hear of Virxys gene therapy sounds promising. however hooked up to a dialasis machine 8hrs makes hiv resistant cells could be a new treatment, for long drug holidays? what do you think??

Response from Dr. Henry

There are a number of creative approaches to HIV treatment that are being evaluated including gene therapy. There is not enough long term safety and efficacy data available to comment about the potential usefulness of those approaches. There are an increasing number of new effective antiretroviral drugs becoming available in the US (such as the integrase inhibitor raltegravir and the CCR5 inhibitor maraviroc) that will further increase options for control of HIV infection over the long term. KH



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