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Author Topic: New drug may cure incurable hepatitis B  (Read 2899 times)

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Offline Almost2late

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New drug may cure incurable hepatitis B
« on: April 25, 2015, 01:19:33 pm »
It's mentioned in the article that this drug may be used to cure HIV but fails to mention how.. Either way its good to know there's progress in treatment for chronic HBV as it kills so many worldwide..

http://rt.com/news/252129-hepatitis-drug-trial-australia/
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Offline Jeff G

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Re: New drug may cure incurable hepatitis B
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2015, 01:37:56 pm »
If it works as good in humans as it has mice they may be on to something ... for Hep B .
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Offline xasxas

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Re: New drug may cure incurable hepatitis B
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2015, 09:43:27 am »
interesting ... i think the assumption by the writer as it relates to HIV is that it can potentially force infected cells that are dormant to kill themselves the same way it does for hep b. 

Seems like a bit of a leap in logic.

Offline hopeisthere

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Re: New drug may cure incurable hepatitis B
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2015, 02:40:03 pm »
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Birinapant, also called TL32711, is a potent antagonist for XIAP
[link removed by Joe K]

And this is how it can work:
http://www.croiconference.org/sessions/selectively-eliminating-hiv-latently-infected-cells-without-viral-reactivation

edited to remove company, as we do not allow company links for products for sale.  Joe
« Last Edit: May 25, 2015, 03:06:22 pm by Joe K »

Offline Joe K

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Re: New drug may cure incurable hepatitis B
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2015, 03:17:28 pm »
Hopeisthere,

I am always leery of any new member, who posts a company link as their first post.  Are you HIV positive?

I need an answer to that question, otherwise I will treat you as a spammer and ban your account.

Joe
« Last Edit: May 25, 2015, 03:20:09 pm by Joe K »

Offline hopeisthere

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Re: New drug may cure incurable hepatitis B
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2015, 02:26:32 pm »
Sorry my bad.  Didn't think of it. Yes I'm poz just now.

 


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