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New Drug Shows Promise in Monkeys

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Science  17 Nov 1995:
Vol. 270, Issue 5239, pp. 1121-1122
DOI: 10.1126/science.270.5239.1121


In experiments reported in this issue (p. p. 1197), a new AIDS drug called PMPA protected monkeys from being infected by SIV, the simian counterpart of the AIDS virus. Preliminary results presented at a meeting last week also indicate that the drug slows the onset of symptoms when it is given after SIV infection is established