Researchers use PD-1 checkpoint drug in pursuit of a promising curative approach to HIV
The big drug developers like Gilead and GlaxoSmithKline learned years ago how to keep a lid on HIV, but researchers remain challenged by their inability to root out the latent reservoirs of virus the hide in the cells.
But now investigators are pursuing a new research track that has just demonstrated its potential in a cancer patient in France.
Doctors there were treating a lung cancer patient with HIV with Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Opdivo and observed a “drastic and persistent decrease” in the virus hidden in cells. And there may be a very simple explanation.
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