New AIDS Drug From Russia

Anna Popova, head of the Russian Federal Health and Epidemiological Surveillance Agency, said last week that the Russian Central Research Institute of Epidemiology has developed a new gene therapy drug. A gene therapy drug can be used to treat HIV-infected people.

Rospotrebnadzor, an epidemiological research institute of the research center, has created a brand new drug for gene therapy, gene prevention and treatment and molecular immunization.

“A highly active antiviral drug called Dinavir will be clinically tested soon,” Popova said at an international conference on HIV/AIDS in Moscow.

It’s said that the new formula can replace the current daily treatment and also be used to prevent HIV infection. The dose is once or less once a week, more convenient comparing with current available drugs.

The official pointed out that Russia is facing a series of problems related to the treatment of AIDS, including high-price treatment and lack of proper medical treatment.

In the early 1980s, millions of people were infected with this virus, which promoted the development of medicine to help deal with this deadly virus.

As early as last year, this drug news has been reported. The Russian side claims that AIDS will be completely ended in 5-10 years. At present, this drug has been effectively studied for animal safety effectiveness and it is expected that the clinical research results will be more successful.


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