By Lisa Lucio — May 15, 2015
Is the end of HIV near? FoxNews.com recently published an article on the groundbreaking research being conducted in Pasadena, CA by the Oak Crest Institute of Science that suggests there may be a viable solution for the treatment and prevention of HIV.
Findings published by Oak Crest last week in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy report that a novel, subdermal implant delivering potent antiretroviral drugs shows extreme promise in stopping the spread of HIV. Scientists from Oak Crest report that they have developed a matchstick size implant, similar to a contraceptive implant, which successfully delivers a controlled, sustained release of ARV drugs for up to 40 days in test subjects with no adverse side effects.
According to Dr. Marc Baum, founder and president of Oak Crest, “This novel device will revolutionize how we treat or prevent HIV/AIDS as it delivers powerful HIV-stopping drugs and eliminates one of the key obstacles in HIV/AIDS prevention – adherence to proper dosing regimens.” With more than 7,000 people a day contracting HIV, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa, this new drug delivery system will make an enormous impact in the world.
FoxNews.com is publicizing these findings in the Health section on their website. The complete article may be viewed at: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2015/05/05/scientists-design-implantable-device-for-long-acting-hiv-prevention/ For more information about the Oak Crest Institute of Science, please visit: www.oak-crest.org.