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Hiv And Promising Drugs

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Incyte's HIV Drug Shows Promise

Incyte Corp.'s drug Reverset showed promise in reducing HIV in patients whose current regimens are not working, according to data the company presented at the 3rd International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis and Treatment in Rio de... Read more »

Six Promising HIV Drugs in the Pipeline

Table of Contents Introduction GS-7340 (Also Known as Tenofovir Alafenamide, or TAF) Dolutegravir (DTG) S/GSK-1265744 (or simply "744") HIV Entry Inhibitors New Fixed-Dose Combination and Antiretroviral Formulations Introduction... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Two Experimental Drugs Aimed at Controlling Viral Loads Among HIV-Positive People Who Have Developed Drug Resistance Show Promise, Researchers Say

Two experimental antiretroviral drugs, called TMC278 and elvitegravir, show promise in controlling the viral loads of HIV-positive people who have developed resistance to available drugs, researchers said Wednesday at the 14th Annual Conference on... Read more »
Ask the Experts

new drugs soon or promising in research lately?

Dr. Young,Just had to ask, any new drugs promising in research to hit approval?Lost and Bewildered in Arizona...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
This has been a tremendous year for HIV drug discovery-- with the likelihood of 4 new drugs-- enfuvirtide (T-20, Fuzeon), atazanavir (Reyataz) and emtricitabine (FTC, Emtriva) already here, and fosamprenavir (908) likely to come soon.All are very... Read more »

Testing Topotecan; these drugs show great promise

Why is there no testing on Topotecan, Camptosar, and Rubitecan, when evidence shows great promise, and there was apparently an okay to proceed with testing?...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Good question. These drugs you mention are cancer drugs. The first two, topotecan and camptosar, are currently approved by the FDA; topotecan for ovarian cancer, camptosar for colon cancer. They are a new class of cancer drugs called... Read more »

Does this new article on HIV possible cure in future promising?

Hi Dr. Bob, just read this article on a new approach in Germany of killing HIV infection. What caught my attention is a part that says HIV goes to sleep in memory T-cells and becomes impossible to cure. Does that also mean that when one goes for an...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi.Yep, you are indeed misreading the information. It is true that HIV can get into long-lived "resting" CD4 T-cells and remain quiescent for many years. This is a very small population of cells, comparatively speaking. New strategies are... Read more »

Any Promising Medicine?

Doctor, Is there any promising medicine available for HIV?. Or atleast in the near future. Any new research going on? Is it possible to control HIV Infection using the protease inhibitors for long time? If so, approximately how long?. Thanks...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. Treatments against HIV have substantiallyimproved, just in the past 2 years or so. As of today (May 1997), there arenow 11 antiviral drugs that have been approved by the US Food & DrugAdministration (FDA),... Read more »
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New HIV therapy shows promise

Posted by losing_it, 1 Reply
Saw this on cnn today.....

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Researchers may finally be on track to fight the AIDS virus by blocking a long-elusive target, an HIV enzyme called integrase. An experimental drug that inhibits the enzyme helped to keep the infection in... Read more »

More Promise for Hope

Posted by Survivor, 2 Replies
Michael DeLane is about to celebrate a rare anniversary. On Saturday, it will be one year since he stopped taking all his drugs for AIDS.

Many patients have experimented with breaks from their AIDS medications, and a few of these have been able to... Read more »

Researchers identify promising agents for HIV cure

Posted by optimistic2009
Researchers from the University of North Carolina and Merck are identifying promising new leads in the search for agents that may be able to purge HIV from resting CD4 cells, a key requirement for any prospect of a cure for HIV infection.

The... Read more »

PROMISE of a v a c c i n e

Posted by DUDE, 1 Reply
Wednesday, 14 June, 2000, 18:05 GMT 19:05 UK
Live HIV vaccine 'is possible'
Scientists are developing a live vaccine for HIV that
cannot infect the people it is supposed to protect.

New Scientist... Read more »