by Laura Whitehorn
Researchers are studying a slew of experimental therapies in hopes of clearing HIV from the body once and for all. One is the DermaVir patch, a therapeutic vaccine that doesn’t protect negative people from acquiring HIV, but boosts the body’s natural ability to fight HIV once a person has contracted it.
The DermaVir patch sends medicine through the skin into the body to mimic parts of HIV and trick your immune cells into controlling the virus.
The hope is that therapies like DermaVir will make it possible for people to control HIV without taking meds every day. For more information or to join a trial, search DermaVir on the web at clinicaltrials.gov.
Search: Therapeutic Vaccines, DermaVir
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