Scientists Create Drug That Kills 99% Of HIV

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Some Israeli researchers have created a new HIV drug that has passed its first human clinical trial. The drug named Gammora was discovered at the end of the trial created by Zion Medical, an Israeli biotech company. The drug was capable of wiping out 99 per cent of HIV infected cells in the human body. In a statement released by the company and available on PR Newswire, Gammora was able to eliminate up to 90 per cent of the virus during the first four weeks of the trial. Zion Medical collaborated with the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and the Sirion Biotech in Germany to developed the drug. The drug is designed to attack and kill the HIV-infected cells in the human body without causing damage to the healthy cells. In the study, researchers randomly assigned nine participating patients from the Ronald Bata Memorial Hospital in Uganda to receive different doses of Gammora between four to five weeks in July and August of this year. While the new HIV drug is still in its first stage of exploration, the results have already offered hope that a cure for the dreaded virus is possible. Dr. Esmira Naftalim, Zion Medical’s head of development, said most patients showed a significant reduction of the viral load of up to 90 per cent from the baseline during the first four weeks.
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