• “A cure and a vaccine. That must be our first priority,” President Clinton urged at the first White House conference on AIDS. He designated Vice President Gore to convene a meeting of scientists and pharmaceutical leaders to study ways to speed up the development of new AIDS drugs.
• One in 92 American men aged 27 to 39 is infected with the AIDS virus, according to estimates from the National Cancer Institute. Minorities appear to be the hardest hit. As of 1993, the NCI calculated that one in 33 black men and one in 60 Hispanic men had HIV, compared with one in 139 white men, one in 98 black women, one in 222 Hispanic women and one in 1,667 white women.
Rising rate of HIV infection among young people. The TV commercials feature young people talking about abstaining from sex, discussing AIDS with their partners and parents and using latex condoms for protection.
• An experimental drug called PMPA has eliminated all signs of an AIDS-like virus in recently infected monkeys and may prove useful in people. Researchers hope that prompt use of PMPA after exposure could prevent infection.
• The notorious drug thalidomide helps heal severe mouth ulcers in AIDS patients. During the 1950s, thousands of pregnant European women who took thalidomide as an antinausea pill gave birth to severely deformed babies. (The drug was never approved in the U.S.) In a study by the National Institute for Allergies and Infectious Diseases, l4 of 23 patients given thalidomide saw their ulcers improve, compared with only one of 22 patients who took a placebo. As a result doctors may now request thalidomide for their AIDS patients on a compassionate-use basis.
• Newly identified immune system substances that stop the growth of HIV in test tubes may explain why some people develop AIDS more quickly than others. People best able to fend off AIDS may be producing large quantities of these chemicals, members of a group called cytokines. The study suggests that a drug that stimulates the body to produce more of these chemicals could be useful.
Credit to AlivebyNature who originally released this news
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