Help From Herpes? Coinfection Induces Acyclovir To Inhibit HIV

Wednesday, September 10, 2008 - 21:28 in Health & Medicine

A surprising interaction may enable development of new HIV treatment strategies by exploiting infection with multiple pathogens. The research demonstrates that a drug commonly used to treat herpes directly suppresses HIV in coinfected tissues and thus may be beneficial for patients infected with both viruses.

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