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'Immunotherapy' in Monkeys Shows Promise as Long-Term HIV Treatment

Posted 13 Mar 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, March 13, 2017 – Lab experiments with monkeys suggest that "immunotherapy" holds promise as a long-term treatment for HIV, researchers say. Treatment with two anti-HIV antibodies right after infection might help keep the AIDS-causing virus in check for a prolonged period, according to the new study. Despite an arsenal of HIV drugs, effective long-term treatment remains elusive because ...

Health Tip: Could Allergy Shots Help You?

Posted 21 Feb 2017 by Drugs.com

-- If you have allergies, regular shots (immunotherapy) are designed to make you less sensitive to allergens over time. The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology says you may be a candidate for allergy shots if: Your symptoms are moderate-to-severe and your allergy season lasts a few months or more. You want to avoid long-term use of allergy medications. You can commit the time ...

Densensitization Procedure Helps Hard-to-Match Kidney Recipients

Posted 27 Jul 2011 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, July 27 – A combination therapy that "desensitizes" kidney transplant recipients could help hard-to-match patients find a needed kidney faster. The desensitization procedure combines the use of plasmapheresis – a machine that filters the blood plasma to remove antibodies – and low-doses of a medication called intravenous immune globulin (IVIG). The combination of these therapies ...

Baxter Announces FDA Approval of Subcutaneous Route of Administration for Gammagard Liquid for Patients with Primary Immunodeficiency

Posted 25 Jul 2011 by Drugs.com

DEERFIELD, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 25, 2011 - Baxter International Inc. announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the subcutaneous administration of Gammagard Liquid 10% [Immune Globulin Infusion (Human)] for patients with primary immunodeficiency (PI). The approval of this new route of administration will allow physicians and PI patients to work together to ...

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