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A 2 1/2 year-old infant appears to have been cured of HIV following aggressive treatment soon...

A 2 1/2 year-old infant appears to have been cured of HIV following aggressive treatment soon after birth with the drugs lamivudine and zidovudine, which are sold by a joint venture between GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Pfizer (PFE), ViiV Healthcare and Abbott Laboratories' (ABT) Kaletra. The news could revolutionize the way babies with HIV are treated. "It's proof of principle that we can cure HIV infection if we can replicate this case," says Johns Hopkins' Deborah Persaud, the lead author of a report on the case.
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  • RobertPowell
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    It will be a good day for GSK and PFE.
    4 Mar 2013, 07:02 AM Reply Like
  • jmodrkrk
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    wow, all investment notion aside, that's pretty incredible.
    4 Mar 2013, 07:16 AM Reply Like
  • LumiaMan
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    trust me, niether of those compnays want to cure it, only treatment, it would not be in best interst of corporate profits to cure it, although best for man kind. No money it cures
    4 Mar 2013, 09:04 AM Reply Like
  • MexCom
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    The target treatment group is large but the population is in poorer countries. No block-buster here but it could lead to other treatments.
    4 Mar 2013, 09:57 AM Reply Like
  • oldfolks
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    LumiMan,
    your pessimism is showing. I choose to believe that given PFE's R&D costs (others also) that these companies are truly interested in cures. The folks that work for these drug companies couldn't possibly be in a conspiracy to do anything but.
    Anyway, I always have looked at the glass half full rather...
    Oldfolks
    4 Mar 2013, 01:03 PM Reply Like
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