Skip to comments.ACNE DRUG PREVENTS HIV BREAKOUT
Posted on 03/19/2010 1:48:04 PM PDT by decimon
March 18, 2010- Johns Hopkins scientists have found that a safe and inexpensive antibiotic in use since the 1970s for treating acne effectively targets infected immune cells in which HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, lies dormant and prevents them from reactivating and replicating.
The drug, minocycline, likely will improve on the current treatment regimens of HIV-infected patients if used in combination with a standard drug cocktail known as HAART (Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy), according to research published now online and appearing in print April 15 in The Journal of Infectious Diseases. The powerful advantage to using minocycline is that the virus appears less able to develop drug resistance because minocycline targets cellular pathways not viral proteins, says Janice Clements, Ph.D., Mary Wallace Stanton Professor of Faculty Affairs, vice dean for faculty, and professor of molecular and comparative pathobiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
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So, the antibiotic affects not the virus but the virus’ harboring cells.
I’ll bet this treatment will be covered under nObamacare as a “preferred constituency”.
Men not having relations with each other and people sharing needles seems to work also!
For this, perhaps. There may be other applications.
There is always Trinoasitol..
How about mother-to-child transmissions?
Now I am confused. I thought antibiotics didn’t work against viral diseases.
They don't work against viruses. This somehow stymies the virus in altering the cells in which the virus makes home.
I don't know if this is anything new but if it is then maybe it will help with other viral infections.
The best prevention method would also solve most of the world’s problems: sit on your rear end and keep your mouth shut.
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