Navigation Links
Drug Holds Promise Against AIDS
Date:7/24/2008

Medication helps those with HIV who become treatment-resistant, study shows

THURSDAY, July 24 (HealthDay News) -- New research offers more evidence that a new AIDS drug brings significant benefits to patients who have failed other treatments.

The drug, known as raltegravir (Isentress), almost doubles the likelihood that patients will beat back the AIDS virus despite being immune to other medications, according to a study in the July 24 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

"We now have a drug that can bring many people back from a downward curve with no hope for resurrection of the immune system and no hope for control of the virus," said study author Dr. Roy Steigbigel, head of the HIV Center at Stony Brook University.

The federal government has already approved raltegravir for use in so-called "salvage therapy," based on early findings from this study. But the completed research -- funded by Merck & Co., the drug's manufacturer -- shows that the raltegravir continues to work over time, Steigbigel said.

While AIDS has become much more treatable over the past 12 years, thanks to a new generation of drugs, some patients continue to develop resistance to medications. Despite the medical advances, the AIDS virus in the body can learn to evolve into new forms that aren't susceptible to the killing power of drugs.

Patients who don't follow their drug regimens to the letter are most likely to become immune to the drugs, but even the most careful patients can develop resistance, Steigbigel said.

To complicate matters, some patients are immune to drugs, because they were infected by someone with a resistant strain of the AIDS virus.

Raltegravir is unique, because it's part of a new class of AIDS drugs, meaning the virus hasn't encountered it before. "There aren't going to be viruses out there that are resistant to this," Steigbigel said. "That's why it's considered
'/>"/>

Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association Holds Forum to Explore Patient Safety and Healthcare Quality Initiatives
2. Fauquier Health System Holds a Food Show with a Twist Long Term Care Patients Hold the Judges Pen as Vendors Vie for Approval
3. Discovery of widespread tumor growth gene holds promise for effective anti-cancer treatment
4. Epilepsy Drug Holds Promise as Treatment for Alcoholism
5. Sunday, October 14, MSPP holds Sixth Annual Lucero Memorial Run and Latino Leadership Breakfast
6. Alzheimers Foundation of America Holds Fifth Annual National Memory Screening Day
7. European Patent Office Upholds Verathons IP Against Aircraft Medical Challenge
8. University Hospitals Case Medical Center finds new treatment holds promise for Tourette syndrome
9. Go Red For Women Holds Nationwide Casting Call to Find the Heart of Go Red
10. Fruit fly phlebotomy holds neuroscience promise
11. American Association for Dental Research holds 37th annual meeting
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Drug Holds Promise Against AIDS
(Date:6/2/2015)... 2015 Highly qualified dental care specialists inside ... drive prolific change in the dental tourism industry in Europe. ... Clinic offers a full range of superior dental services ... dental tourism. , Partnered with a top medical tourism ... advancing dentistry and has earned a reputation as an influential ...
(Date:6/2/2015)... Orlando, FL (PRWEB) June 02, 2015 ... can enjoy quality care in a more convenient location ... Publix in Partin Village Plaza, 2310 E. Irlo Bronson ... location is located less than a mile away from ... with warm décor, more spacious patient areas with digital ...
(Date:6/2/2015)... June 02, 2015 The Down Syndrome ... Potter from the hit show Glee as the keynote ... Walk in Pleasant Prairie, WI. The event aims to ... in Racine, Kenosha, and Walworth counties. ... join us for this important event," says Dawn Nuoffer, ...
(Date:6/2/2015)... 2015 The 3TVPhoenix contest, conducted in partnership ... station’s 6:00 a.m. Good Morning Arizona program for a code ... Facebook page. , Lisa Allen of Scottsdale was ... plans to apply the monthly $1,000 prize to her mortgage ... mom, expressed her surprise and gratitude at winning, indicating that ...
(Date:6/2/2015)... Los Angeles (PRWEB) June 02, 2015 ... a letter of intent to partner and expand urgent ... is subject to approval by the University of California ... The planned transaction will allow UCLA Health to purchase ... centers in Beverly Hills, Calabasas, Newbury Park and Northridge ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Team Dental Clinic Unveils Plan to Drive Change in the Dental Tourism Industry 2Health News:Team Dental Clinic Unveils Plan to Drive Change in the Dental Tourism Industry 3Health News:Coast Dental Office Opening In Kissimmee with Expanded Technology 2Health News:Glee star Lauren Potter helps Down Syndrome Association of WI raise awareness, support 2Health News:Scottsdale Resident Named $12,000 Prize Winner- Arizona Central and KTVK 3TV Phoenix Partner in Mortgage Giveaway Contest 2Health News:UCLA Health Partners With Exer - More Than Urgent Care 2
... Service Employees International Union taking immediate legal ... by California Nurses,Association, WASHINGTON, April 17 ... announced plans to file a motion to,dismiss ... the California,Nurses Association against SEIU President Andy ...
... of America,(PHA) today strongly denounced efforts by opponents ... farm bill in their continuing effort,to close all ... the latest effort by opponents of hospitals that ... and non-physician,corporations and has already drawn strong criticism ...
... the cancer may have an Achilles, heel, report suggests , , ... has forced metastatic melanoma into remission for the first time, ... The case involves a 79-year-old woman with melanoma tumors in ... abnormality in a gene called KIT, so the patient was ...
... MONICA, Calif., April 17 Consumer,Watchdog today praised ... insurance coverage of patients left uninsured, uninsurable,and often ... when their,health insurance policies were illegally cancelled after ... that reinstatements must be,complete and retroactive, with no ...
... 17 The American,Chemistry Council (ACC) today sent ... FDA to update its review of the safety ... extensive body of scientific study regarding bisphenol A ... reports have,raised concerns about the safety and use ...
... money for crucial research, advocacy and ... ... announced its first-ever national fundraising and awareness,campaign -- the Hemophilia Walk, presented ... partner with local,chapters in five cities across the U.S. to raise much ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:SEIU to File Motion to Dismiss CNA Restraining Order 2Health News:Physician Hospitals of America Denounces 'Farm Bill' Plan to Sell Out Seniors and Physicians to Pay for Agribusiness Subsidies 2Health News:Gleevec Pushes Advanced Melanoma Into Remission 2Health News:Consumer Watchdog Praises CA HMO Regulator's Promise to Reinstate Health Coverage for Wrongfully Cancelled Patients; Cautions That All Health Costs During Gap Must be Covered 2Health News:ACC Calls on FDA to Update Review of Bisphenol A 2Health News:ACC Calls on FDA to Update Review of Bisphenol A 3Health News:National Hemophilia Foundation Asks America to Make a Difference With National Fundraising Initiative 2
(Date:6/2/2015)... , June 2, 2015 Today ... joins over 150 major food companies, retailers, and ... House Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship. CSTE is committed ... antibiotic-resistant bacteria, detect resistant strains, preserve the efficacy ... of resistant infections. CSTE continues to ...
(Date:6/2/2015)... , June 2, 2015  ErgoNurse, the leader in bedside ... healthcare products in the United States , ... home, long-term care and skilled nursing markets. ... Thousands ... to fully take advantage of the ErgoNurse products to stop ...
(Date:6/2/2015)... CAMBRIDGE, Mass. , June 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... has expanded its offerings with the addition of ... ARISg™, a world leader in safety data collection ... safety and regulatory affairs professionals, and expert physicians, ... industry, provide clinical interpretation and monitoring of safety ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:ErgoNurse and Briggs Healthcare Positioned to Completely Eliminate the Unnecessary Cost of Healthcare-Related Back Injuries 2PROMETRIKA Announces the Availability of Pharmacovigilance Services 2
Helical Stone Basket...
Nitinol Tipless Stone Basket...
A breakaway microwell EIA for the detection of toxins produced by Enterohemorrhagic E. coli...
For presumptive identification of E. coli serogroup O157:H7 cultured on laboratory media....
Medicine Products: