Study Says Injections Can Be the Next Revolutionary Way to Treat HIV

Study Says Injections Can Be the Next Revolutionary Way to Treat HIV

Scientists discovered that daily drug supplements for HIV can be replaced with injecting merely six doses in a year to treat the patients suffering from HIV. A study was steered on July 24, 2017 to gauge the possibility and injections that continuously and slowly release medications for HIV into the body are being examined and tested.

A trial was conducted on HIV positive people and the data derived from 309 patients’ show that injections taken once in a month or once in two months work equal to the medications taken on daily basis- which is the way antiretroviral drugs are taken these days. The result of the trial that was conducted in Spain, France, Germany, Canada, and the United States will be displayed at the IAS Conference held on HIV Science.

Regular Antiretroviral drugs are meant to hold the HIV virus to prevent HIV from destroying the patient’s immune system and eventually stop Aids to develop in the body. The success of this therapy and drugs have led to a remarkable decrease in the death rate of people suffering from Aids. The death rate has halved since 2005 to roughly one million in a year.

However, the medication is also turning out to become a burden. A person aged 20 diagnosed with HIV could probably consume more than twenty thousand HIV pills in his or her lifetime. Some people struggle to consume medicines resulting in the retrieval of HIV. The virus also starts resisting the positive effects of the tablets.

As soon as people got diagnosed with HIV, they were provided with oral medicines to control the virus. Later, they were given daily drugs, injections in a month or once in every two months for ninety-six weeks. At the end of the study, the result showed that eighty four percent of people on regular dosages were continuing to suppress the virus, eighty seven percent of patients took injections every four weeks, and ninety four percent took injections every eight weeks.

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