China begins testing HIV cure for coronavirus

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Chinese health authorities are testing an American cure for HIV to treat a new type of coronavirus, Reuters reports Sunday, January 26, citing the press service of drug manufacturer AbbVie Inc.

We are talking about the drug “Aluvia”, in Russia better known as “Kaletra”. It is used as antiretroviral therapy and is a combination of lopinavir and ritonavir.

Also, Chinese experts use spray alpha interferon for treatment. His infected people are allowed to inhale twice a day.

According to the head of the State Committee on Health Affairs of the People’s Republic of China, Ma Xiaowei, experts have not yet established the source of the infection. Presumably, wild animals could be the cause of coronavirus .

According to the latest data, the number of pneumonia victims increased to 57, and the number of confirmed cases of the disease – up to 2027.

Earlier that day, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adan Gebreyesus, went to China to help fight the epidemic.

The virus has been spreading in China since the end of December 2019. The first cases of infection were recorded in the city of Wuhan, Hubei Province. Currently known cases of coronavirus infection in Australia, South Korea, Nepal, Malaysia, Japan, USA , France and Canada.


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