Alzheimer’s may soon be treated with HIV drugs
Via Medical News Today
By Ana Sandoiu
New research finds that an HIV enzyme plays a crucial role in driving Alzheimer’s-related brain pathology by altering the APP gene. The findings warrant “immediate clinical evaluation of HIV antiretroviral therapies in people with Alzheimer’s disease,” say the authors of the study.
The revelations of a recent study suggest that HIV drugs might successfully treat Alzheimer’s disease.
Deemed “the most under-recognized public health crisis of the 21st century,” Alzheimer’s disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States and has no known cure.
Currently, 5.7 million people ln the U.S. are living with the condition, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) predict that the burden of the disease will double by 2060.
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