Spokane Medical Research

HIV in Children

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Thalidomide may boost immunity to HIV in children, and more..

Thalidomide may boost immunity to HIV in children. Researchers from the United States and South Africa recently completed a study of thalidomide treatment in HIV-infected infants and children. The drug was safe and did not affect virus levels, but did increase the frequency of specific anti-HIV killer T cells in 3 of 4 children tested. This is the first report of an oral drug that may enhance HIV-specific killer T cell function in infected children.
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