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One-time gene therapy injection could provide HIV treatment that may last a lifetime

Posted on: 12 July 2022, source:
A new pre-clinical study in nonhuman primates will evaluate an experimental drug’s potential use as a gene therapy that could prevent people who have HIV from having to take daily antiviral drugs for the rest of their lives. The research will be led by Oregon Health & Science University researcher Jonah Sacha, Ph.D., who also serves as a scientific adviser to CytoDyn, the biotechnology company developing the drug, called leronlimab. The study is funded by a five-year grant of up to $5 million that was recently awarded to OHSU by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, which is part of the National Institutes of Health.