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Hiv Drug Targets

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The Well Project

HIV Drugs and the HIV Lifecycle

...its lifecycle can prevent most of theproduction of new HIV. Most importantly, it means slower disease progressionand longer life for people living with HIV (HIV+ people). The Bottom Line Currently five classes of HIV drugs target four steps of HIV's lifecycle.Attacking HIV on multiple fronts by combining drugs from different classes isthe best way to slow or stop HIV reproduction. It is also the best way toprevent the development of...
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Question about Selzentry's side effects?

`My doctor wants to put me on Selzentry/Celsentri. He says that he has had very good immunological responses in his patients, compared with other drugs. Initially I would be on Truvada, Isentress, and Selzentry, but then after a few months of being...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...Hello Thank you for your questions.The use of Selzentry (or Maraviroc) is a novel approach to treat HIV infection. There are ongoing discussions about using this drug as part of an initial regimen to treat HIV infection. Before Read more »

Pontential new target for HIV MEDS with A3G

Hi Dr Keith, thank you for your time and work you put into helping people with hiv,What can you let us know about A3G and maybe changing the way we compat hiv..thank you once again Anton Scientists continue to unravel a potential new target for HIV...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...This is a promising new target for anti-HIV drug development but there is no A3G-related candidate drug currently under clinical (human) study that would likely be avalable Read more »

the next impressive drugs so far in the pipeline

Dr. Young, Thank you for your excellent efforts to this site! My question is what treatments look quite impressive in the current pipeline meaning treatments that look more potent with less resistance occurring and with less side effects? ...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Yukiko-Thank you for your warm words and question.The way that I approach your question is really divided into new products of existing drug targets (like protease and RT) and products aimed at new drug targets (like integrase).There are a number... Read more »

Valproic Acid

Hey Dr. Wohl, thanks for everything you've been doing here at The Body. I have a question about valproic acid. I know that Dr. Margolis is at UNC-Chapel Hill working on using valproate to try and eliminate latent reservoirs of HIV. Is his team...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
You will be glad to know that the valroic acid study Dr. Margolis and colleagues published last year was the first in a series of investigations. He continues to work on this drug and target. I am sure others, including those in the pharamceutical... Read more »
Articles
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Molecular Traffic Signal Could Be New HIV Drug Target

...A single HIV protein acts as a molecular traffic signal to regulate crucial steps in the virus' life cycle, a new study has found. The discovery Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Court Asks Why India Missed 2005 AIDS Drug Target

...explain by the end of the month why it had failed to meet AIDS treatment target for 2005. The suit was filed by several Indian HIV/AIDS non-governmental organizations. India's National AIDS Control Organization said a major hurdle to treating... Read more »
Project Inform

Research Finds Possible New Targets for HIV Drugs

...these findings need more research before directly impacting the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS, they offer hope for novel drug targets at a time when such approaches are badly needed. The research, published in the journal Science , was... Read more »
University of California-San Francisco

UCSF Researchers Identify New Drug Target for Kaposi's Sarcoma

... Charles S. Craik, Ph.D. UCSF researchers have identified a new potential drug target for the herpes virus that causes Kaposi's sarcoma, re-opening the possibility of using the class of drugs called protease inhibitors Read more »
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Interferon and Hiv

Posted by ethan_hines, 2 Replies
...Why doesn't pegylated Interferon work the same way with Hiv as it does with HVB/C?. Isn't Interferon very important in fighting RNA virus infections which Hiv is one of? How does Hiv get Read more »

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Fighting HIV with cancer drugs

Posted by new2this2010, 3 Replies
Looks very very promising: http://www.walb.com/global/story.asp?s=13054103 Read more »

Fighting HIV with cancer drugs

Posted by new2this2010, 1 Reply
Looks very very promising: http://www.walb.com/global/story.asp?s=13054103 Read more »