Last year, a small study was launched in Melbourne to test whether a drug called vorinostat could force HIV out of cells where it is lying dormant. The hypothesisA supposition or assumption advanced as a basis for reasoning or argument, or as a guide to experimental(Of a drug) Not licensed for use in humans, or as a treatment for a particular condition. Experimental drugs are studied in clinical trials to determine their safety and efficacy, and are sometimes made available via Special Access Schemes prior to their approval. investigation. being tested was that if ‘resting’ HIV can be driven into the bloodstream then regular ART may be able to clear it from the body.
Twenty PLHIVPerson (or people) Living with HIV. This term is now preferred over the older PLWHAPerson (or People) Living with HIV/AIDS.. volunteered to try the drug for 14 days, and the first reported results have just been presented by Sharon Lewin, Director of The Alfred Hospital’s Infectious Diseases Unit, at the prestigious CROI scientific meeting in the US. read more »