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Drug Rids Infected Cells Permanently Of HIV [Pic+]

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Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11339 Posts
Saturday, September 28, 2013 6:00:32 PM
If it works it's good news, but still, the way our culture is going in this casual sex society, it wouldn`t surprise me if something even worse is just around the corner...


Probably...but advances in medicine will also be just around the corner.

The problem is that germs can evolve a great deal faster than medical researchers can innovate. The current approaches are an arms race with the odds hugely stacked against humans. We`re staying ahead, but at best it`s a defensive action until a new approach is found (which is a possibility - several are being developed, e.g. medical nanobots).

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11339 Posts
Saturday, September 28, 2013 5:55:40 PM
Let us hope that the drug companies get their sith together quickly on this one and don't treat it as a cash-cow.


A quick check shows that ciclopirox is a generic drug and therefore not viable as a cash cow. Any drug company can make generic drugs.

They will probably try, though, and probably succeed to some extent. For example, ibuprofen is a generic drug here. You can buy 300mg ibuprofen tablets at 30p for 16 each or you can buy 300mg ibuprofen tablets in a box with a well known brand name at up to 10 times the cost...and many people do, despite the fact that it`s the same dose of the same drug, maybe even made in the same factory.

It`s worth noting that this is not a potential cure for HIV. It`s a potential suppressant, same as the current antiviral drugs, because it doesn`t reach the reservoirs of the virus. It`s also worth noting that it`s untested in humans, which is a very important distinction.

747Pilot
Male, 18-29, Canada
 995 Posts
Saturday, September 28, 2013 6:19:38 AM
If it works it's good news, but still, the way our culture is going in this casual sex society, it wouldn`t surprise me if something even worse is just around the corner...

Kain1
Male, 18-29, Europe
 1463 Posts
Saturday, September 28, 2013 3:55:28 AM
*Great news!

Tiredofnicks
Male, 30-39, Europe
 4785 Posts
Saturday, September 28, 2013 3:02:33 AM
drat yeah, science.

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