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New Coating for HIV Drug Holds Promise for Patients

Managing HIV could get a lot easier with a new delivery system for anti-AIDS drugs. Instead of daily pills, the treatment could lead to drugs that can be administered just once or twice per year. The new delivery system, designed at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, starts with protease inhibitors, the antiretroviral drugs commonly used to treat HIV.  The so-called nanoformulation process makes the drug into a crystal, like an ice cube in water. Then it is coated with fat...

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