Possible step towards curing HIV

engineering careers  Possible step towards curing HIV

16 November 2015

The non-toxic drug Antabuse, also called disulfiram, which is currently used as an anti-alcohol drug, could be given to those suffering from HIV. The drug, which has for decades been given to alcoholics, is being used in small clinical trials to see if it could flush out the dormant HIV virus from the body of those affected. If bigger trials support the findings, it would be an important step towards finding a cure for HIV.

Read more here: https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn28491-anti-booze-drug-may-flush-out-dormant-hiv-and-could-lead-to-cure/