Friday 26th August, 2016   |   Welcome, guest. Please, login or register  
Wednesday December  2, 09:20

AIDS: Double risk of failure with Epzicom

Two cocktails against AIDS at trial: Epzicom and Truvada
Two cocktails against AIDS at trial: Epzicom and Truvada
 

People with HIV who have high concentrations of virus in the blood and are treated with the cocktail of antiretroviral Epzicom are twice as likely to develop AIDS than those treated with concurrent treatment Truvada, according to a study.

This clinical study was conducted among 1858 persons infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). It aimed to determine the safety and efficacy of antiretroviral drugs cocktails, taken daily as tablets, as initial therapy against HIV-1 infection.

Two cocktails were tested. The first was Epzicom, a combination of antiretroviral abacavir (Ziagen) and Epivir (3TC) sold by the British laboratory GlaxoSmithKline. The second one was Truvada of the U.S. pharmaceutical company Gilead Science. Truvada consists of Sustiva (efavirenz) or Reyataz (atazanavir) with Norvir (ritonavir).

Those who were treated with Epzicom suffered twice as many immune defects than those who took the Truvada after a 60 weeks of treatment, say the authors of the study published in The New England Journal of Medicine on December 3.

 
 
Rate:
 
 

Recommended articles:

 

Hepatitis C: the ongoing revolution

Today, the treatment takes the form of weekly injections
New drug trials should improve the cure rate.
 

The hope of a vaccine against AIDS is reborn

An American team has discovered three particularly effective antibodies against the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
The discovery of antibodies that can block, laboratory, 90% of varieties of HIV revives hope of arriving at finally finding a vaccine against the disease. An American team has discovered three particularly effective antibodies against the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
 

A drug to boost female libido

Women will have flibanserin soon to boost their libido
It has been tested with good results in thousands of women suffering from disorders of desire.
 

Most recent in the category AIDS:

 
 
 

Last comments

 

No comments. Be the first to comment the article!

 
Please, login or post your comment anonymously.

Your comment:

 
 
 
 
 

Home | Social Health | AIDS | Cancer | Diseases | Diet | Human body | Most read | Top rated

RSS | Feedback | Headlines for your website | Terms of Service/Privacy policy

Copyright © 2016 Heal-all.org. All rights reserved.