Phase III Trials Have Begun For Injectable Antibody To Fight HIV

  • metta

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    Sep 11, 2015 11:53 PM GMT
    PHASE III TRIALS HAVE BEGUN FOR INJECTABLE ANTIBODY TO FIGHT HIV

    "CEO of CytoDyn Inc. said phase III clinical trials have begun in New Orleans for its PRO 140 injectable antibody to fight HIV."

    "The phase III trials, the final step before FDA approval"

    http://www.hivequal.org/hiv-equal-online/phase-iii-trials-have-begun-for-injectable-antibody-to-fight-hiv
  • Rhi_Bran

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    Sep 12, 2015 5:02 AM GMT
    Cool! Could this treatment possibly be used as sort of a preventative measure for those who are negative? By giving them these antibodies to, at least for a period of time, drastically reduce their chances of contracting HIV?

    Hopefully they don't make it exorbitantly expensive.
  • transient

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    Sep 12, 2015 11:56 AM GMT
    Is this the same as GcMAF treatment?
  • FitBlackCuddl...

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    Sep 12, 2015 9:16 PM GMT
    Rhi_Bran saidCool! Could this treatment possibly be used as sort of a preventative measure for those who are negative? By giving them these antibodies to, at least for a period of time, drastically reduce their chances of contracting HIV?


    LOL!! "Gays will be gays..."
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    Sep 12, 2015 9:35 PM GMT
    transient saidIs this the same as GcMAF treatment?


    No.

    Gc-MAF (or Gc protein-derived macrophage activating factor) is an immunomodulatory protein that, by affecting the immune system, may play a role in various diseases.[1]

    In 2008 claims were made that Gc-MAF can provide a permanent cure for cancer and HIV by activating macrophage white blood cell production. These claims have been the subject of much criticism[2] and are not supported by scientific evidence. The papers supporting the claims have since been retracted by the journals in which they were published.[3] Consumers have been warned about illegal marketing of the substance over the internet.
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    Sep 13, 2015 3:34 AM GMT
    In a serodiscordant couple it won't matter how the + partner gets to an undetectable viral load, once he's there the risk is the same to his partner.

    I wonder if they'll use this as post-exposure prophylaxis for rape victims and occupational exposures.