A new Columbia U. study suggests NNRTIs may work differently from how researchers have long thought. Stephen Goff, MD, and team discovered that rather than inhibit a crucial HIV connection, NNRTIs strengthen the connection -- so tightly that it can’t work. Who knew? For NNRTIers, there’s nothing to fear. If the data hold, science may soon intentionally develop new compounds that enhance HIV’s connection.
September 1, 2001 • By Anne Jacobson