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Expanding HIV and AIDS Drug Options

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Other AIDS and HIV Drugs in Development

Researchers are continuing to work hard to develop new types of AIDS and HIV drugs.

New ones in development include:

  • Maturation inhibitors that help prevent the development of HIV's internal structures
  • Assembly and budding inhibitors that interfere with the final stage of the HIV life cycle
  • Zinc finger inhibitors that break apart structures holding HIV's inner core together
  • Antisense drugs that lock onto the virus to prevent it from functioning
  • Cellular metabolism modulators that interfere with HIV's ability to make copies of itself (called replication)

Immune therapies help the body defend against HIV. New ones in development include:

  • Gene therapies that block HIV replication by producing immune cells that are genetically resistant to HIV infection
  • A variety of immune modulators such as cytokines that increase the immune system's response to HIV
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Reviewed by Kimball Johnson, MD on June 16, 2012
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