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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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