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Another possible HIV cure.

December 14th, 2004 · No Comments · Misc., Technology

Only weeks after Korean scientists announced a possible treatment for HIV, researchers at Rutgers think they’ve found a way to stop the virus as well:

Researchers at Rutgers University have developed a trio of drugs they believe can destroy HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, according to a published report.

The drugs, called DAPYs, mimic the virus by changing shape, which enables them to interfere with the way HIV attacks the immune system.

Tests conducted in conjunction with Johnson and Johnson have shown the drug to be easily absorbed with minimal side effects. It also can be taken in one pill, in contrast to the drug cocktails currently taken by many AIDS patients.

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