Month: December 2012

Two companies have an effective 100% cure for Hepatitis C without interferon or ribavirin. But this cure is literally being withheld from millions

Two companies have an effective 100% cure for Hepatitis C without interferon or ribavirin.  But this cure is literally being withheld from millions by pharmaceutical giant Gilead Sciences because they are more concerned about profits than human lives. This cure is a combination Bristol-Myers Squibb’s drug daclatasvir and Gilead Science’s GS-7977 (sofosbuvir). When these two drugs were used together, 100 …

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Groundbreaking Gene Therapy Study Gets The Go-Ahead By The FDA

Calimmune, a small biotechnology company, is  giving people a low dose chemo agent (as conditioning) and then infusing them with stem cells  that have been modified to inhibit the CCR5 receptor and to contain their own built-in HIV fusion inhibitor peptide, thereby blocking two sites that are essential for HIV infection.   The study is …

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WORLD AIDS DAY: Time to Help Victims of HIV Drug Studies and Resistance

We have repeatedly heard the following statements about multi-drug resistant HIV (MDR-HIV) patients in a host of meetings on treatment access and HIV research: “These patients no longer exist – they’re either dead or have responded to the latest ARVs”; “Only patients who do not adhere to their HIV regimens have MDR-HIV”; and “Our clinic cannot provide expanded access programs (EAPs) due …

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