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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Scientists have unveiled a unique tablet from HIV for weekly use


In the United States was represented by a drug that, according to its creators, it is enough to take once a week to achieve the same effect from regular use of the devices used today. As otvertetsya, in favor of the effectiveness of the new method is proven by theoretical calculations and results of experiments on animals.


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The authors report that the currently used antiretroviral drugs should be taken according to a rigid schedule, deviation from which, even for an hour is extremely undesirable because of the HIV virus may develop resistance to the drug. It is argued that “compensate” a missed drug impossible.

A new tool is a capsule in the form of a star with six vertices, each of which contains a medicine. Once in the body, the capsule gradually dissolves during the week, and in the body during this time do medication. The drug was successfully tested on pigs.

In December, the American experts from Yale University, announced the creation of ultra-efficient drug that prevents integration of HIV DNA in cells, the “ideal” suppressing their proliferation. Arepart, called “substance-1”, enters the body with the help of nanoparticles.

On 1 December, the world day against AIDS, the Deputy UN Secretary-General, Michel sidibé, said that Russia ranked third in the world in the number of new cases of HIV infection. More adversely, the situation is only South Africa and Nigeria. At the same time, the representative of the United Nations believes that Russia is the only country that is able to stop the epidemic within the country and to help other countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

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