What Is VRX496?

VRX496 is a genetically altered HIV-I strain that has certain protiens removed from the DNA strand and then an enzime(s) put into the strand that “chews” up active HIV in the blood stream. The delivery system is the patients own CD4 cells that are harvested through Aepheresis and then multiplied in the laboritory into the hundreds of millions. Then, these altered cells, injected with VRX496, are reinfused back over a series of eight infusions, once every two weeks. The vectors injected into the patient’s own cd4 cells will then destroy the ability of thethe active HIV in the blood stream to replicate active HIV. Instead, the hope is that the vectors will cause the HIV to replicate the new DNA, duplicating more CD4 cells that are resistant to HIV.

The company that developed this ground breaking treatment is called Virxsys, located in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Clinical trials have just begun as phase II. Five paitients in Pennsylvania were studied last year and now, the next group has begun this summer. I am patient number 8 globally to be tested with this treatment.
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