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Drug Found to Eradicate HIV Permanently from Infected Cells

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Overstressed, Oct 14, 2013.

  1. Overstressed

    Overstressed Senior Member

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    Sep. 23, 2013 — The topical anti-fungal drug Ciclopirox causes HIV-infected cells to commit suicide by jamming up the cells' powerhouse, the mitochondria -- according to a study by researchers at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. And unlike current anti-HIV drugs, Ciclopirox completely eradicates infectious HIV from cell cultures, with no rebound of virus when the drug is stopped. The study has been published in the journal PLOS ONE.

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130923200129.htm

    Article link: http://news.rutgers.edu/news-releas...manently-infected-cells/20130924#.UlvotFB_Pnh

    Reference: http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0074414

    Personal note: A stunning observation, when this can be repeated in vivo with same results, then we have a winner, here.
    Personally, I always felt better when fed with anti-fungals(not ciclopirox). Perhaps the working is somewhat similar?

    Does anybody know whether ciclopirox itself is available as a tablet, to take orally? I only find it as a topical creme...

    Best wishes,
    OS.
     
  2. Iquitos

    Iquitos Senior Member

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    " Healthy, uninfected cells examined during this study were spared."

    That's important, given that we already have a problem with mitochondria.

    It doesn't appear to be available as anything but a topical application -- liquid, creme, lotion, shampoo and nail lacquer.
     
  3. anciendaze

    anciendaze Senior Member

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    What happens when nerve cells are infected?
     
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  4. Sparrowhawk

    Sparrowhawk Senior Member

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    Good question.
     
  5. snowathlete

    snowathlete

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    My guess is you dose it slowly so as not to kill too many cells in one go.
     
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  6. shannah

    shannah Senior Member

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    I've been looking for an online pharmacy that this could be ordered from but am coming up with nothing so far. Anybody have any suggestions?
     

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