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New AIDS Drug Shows Promise

While the occurrence of HIV and AIDS cases has decreased in recent years, the stigma still burns in society like a permanent branding.

AIDS and HIV is still a top killer in the black community, with black women being the main victims of the virus for the past several years.

However, according to a Yahoo News article, a new drug called eCD4-Ig, shows promise because it works as a imitation to the receptors that the virus latches on to in the body.

It has shown to work very well in monkeys, who develop a similar version of HIV called SIV (Simian immunodeficiency viruses). While the drug was designed for monkeys, lab testing on humans confirmed it is effective for people as well.

Read more about the drug here.


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