July 12, 2005

I Do Not Have HIV

As a sexually-active adult, I get tested for HIV every 6 - 12 months. (It does make me wonder how active one has to be to be called 'sexually-active,' but to quote Lauryn Hill, "If you did it once then you'll prolly do it again.")

And then I called my ex to let him know that I am, once again, affirmed as a person without HIV.

I'm only sharing all of this because I read this cool article about a new medicine they invented for HIV in Japan.

KOBE, Japan, July 6 (UPI) -- Japanese researchers have developed a durable new drug that blocks HIV from entering human cells and causes almost no side effects.


The researchers conducted clinical tests on 40 AIDS patients in the United States. When the patients took 0.02 ounces of AK602 twice a day for 10 days, the number of HIV viruses dropped to an average of 1 percent.

Almost no side effects were reported, the professor said.


The next step in evolution is ours to take.

Posted by Flibbertigibbet at July 12, 2005 01:22 PM | TrackBack

Missing critical info - What was the percentage of HIV viruses before the drug?

Posted by: Jim at July 14, 2005 04:16 PM

How do you know this info. is true and it's not just a rumor? Do you know someone who went through the process?

Posted by: k at October 13, 2005 05:00 PM

Well, K, I'm going to respond for Flibby on this one by going out on a limb and say that the link provided, which goes to the Science Daily article from which the quotation pulled, is how he knows this information.

Posted by: Trey Givens at October 14, 2005 10:23 AM
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