Frequently Asked Questions Future AIDS drug: Immudel-gp120
The goal of Immudel-gp120, the anti-AIDS drug we're working on, is to stop "bystander" T4 cell death.
Immudel-gp120 has been designed to change the immune system's reaction to HIV in a way that disrupts HIV' destructive interaction with healthy T4 cells. It is expected to "reset" the immune system to the relatively healthy state that it was in a couple of weeks after initial infection.
Since the drug is a protein, it will have to be injected. We expect that it will have to be taken at least every month, but less than once a week.
Our early pilot safety tests suggest essentially no side effects, except for perhaps a little soreness around the injection site for a few hours. However, we won't really know how humans react to the drug until after clinical trials begin.
Immudel-gp120 will be regulated by the U.S. FDA as a prescription pharmaceutical drug. It will be available only with a prescription from your physician.
No. Immudel-gp120 is in the earliest stages of pre-clinical testing, and it will be at least four years before it is on the market. When Immudel-gp120 is available, information about it will be posted on this site.
Institute for Applied Biomedicine also maintains a list of people who want to be contacted when clinical trials for Immudel-gp120 begin. You can send your name, e-mail address, and other contact information to and request to join the Clinical Trials Notification Program.
Anyone can join this informational program. You do not have to be HIV+. You will not be obligated to participate in the clinical trials. The program will only send you a letter to let you know when clinical trials begin. Information sent to this program is kept strictly confidential.
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