Posted by Marc M. Baum | May 11, 2015
Is the end of HIV near? There seems to be a buzz among news media outlets and medical professionals regarding the recent findings published by scientists from the Oak Crest Institute of Science. FoxNews.com was the first to provide national news coverage of the groundbreaking research that suggests there may be a viable solution for the treatment and prevention of HIV. The Daily Mail (UK) followed shortly thereafter with their own coverage.
Findings published by Oak Crest in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy report that a novel, subdermal implant delivering potent antiretroviral drugs shows extreme promise in stopping the spread of HIV.
Scientists from Oak Crest report that they have developed a matchstick size implant, similar to a contraceptive implant, which successfully delivers a controlled, sustained release of ARV drugs for up to 40 days in test subjects with no adverse side effects.
With more than 7,000 people a day contracting HIV, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa, this new drug delivery system will make an enormous impact in the world.
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