Advertisement
The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
  
  • Email Email
  • Printable Single-Page Print-Friendly
  • Glossary Glossary

Medical News

Glaxo Drug Quickly Suppresses HIV in a Human Clinical Trial

February 25, 2005

At the 12th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, a GlaxoSmithKline researcher presented data on the progress being made on a new experimental HIV drug.

In a controlled study of 31 patients, the drug suppressed HIV by about 98 percent after just 10 days of treatment, said James Demarest, leader of Glaxo's clinical virology department in Research Triangle Park, N.C. Demarest said the drug, called 873140, should enter Phase III efficacy studies involving hundreds of patients later in the year.

The drug blocks HIV from using the CCR5 receptors to enter human cells. The drug compound was licensed from Japan-based Ono Pharmaceutical Co., which retains certain Asian marketing rights. The GSK drug received fast-track status from the Food and Drug Administration. Pfizer Inc. and Schering-Plough Corp. are developing similar drugs.

Back to other news for February 25, 2005

Adapted from:
Wall Street Journal
02.25.2005; Marilyn Chase



  
  • Email Email
  • Printable Single-Page Print-Friendly
  • Glossary Glossary

This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
 

Tools
 

Advertisement