Spanish AIDS treatment reduces virus level in patients

By JPOST.COM STAFF
February 3, 2011 10:28

Researches at Barcelona's Hospital clinic claimed they have developed a personalized treatment that successfully reduced the level of the AIDS virus in infected patients, British news daily The Telegraph reported Thursday. Hopefully, researches added, the drug will be able to replace the rather expensive antiretroviral drug treatment currently employed to treat AIDS patients.

The 24 people who took part in the clinical trial showed a "significant" decrease in the viral load after 24 weeks, the hospital reported, cautioning that it is still not enough as a treatment.

"The decrease was very significant in some of them but in no case did the virus become undetectable," the hospital statement said.


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