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New class of HIV Meds.
Sep 1, 2000

I recently read that there is a new class of HIV meds that are in trials. I believe the good thing about these meds is that it prevents the HIV cell from entering the white blood cell (if that is correct). MY questions are "What is the new class of Meds about?" and "Are they looking promising?" and "When are they expected to be available?"


Response from Dr. Pavia

Dear Ben,

The new class of drugs are those which block entry of the virus into the cell. One, T20, is fairly far along in trials and is showing some very promising results. Other new drugs block different steps in entry, but they are in much earlier phases of study. At this point, the drugs under study need to be given by injection. In the case of T20, this is twice a day. The others may require fewer injections, but this will still be a drawback. There should be articles on T20 (and "son of T20) on the Body if you use the search function.

Hope this helps


Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

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