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Medical News & Perspectives
March 1, 2000

AIDS Researchers Explore New Drug Options

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JAMA. 2000;283(9):1125. doi:10.1001/jama.283.9.1125

San Francisco—Spurred by such problems as the emergence of drug-resistant strains of HIV and adverse effects of current drug regimens, AIDS researchers are actively seeking new agents that use a novel strategy to foil the virus: blocking HIV's entry into target cells.

A number of groups are focusing their efforts on a promising group of compounds called "entry inhibitors," according to new findings presented here at the Seventh Annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections.