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Jackie_Y
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      #13638 - 12/12/00 02:31 AM

hi, i'm new to the group and would like to talk about aids. i dont know alot about it and would like to talk with someone. my birth father has aids. we was talking today and he was tell me about a drug called T-20. i'm not sure what that is and would like to know more about it.



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Jackie_Blue
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      #13655 - 12/12/00 11:41 AM

T-20 is a fusion inhibitor. It is a new class of drug for fighting HIV. Basically it puts a protecting shield around the cd4 cell so the virus cannot get in to replicate. It is given by an injection under the skin twice a day. Currently it is in clinical trials. It seems to be having good results.



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