Treatment of AIDS

  • Sabine Enenkel
  • Wolfgang Stille

Abstract

Safe and efficient treatment of the underlying infection with the HIV virus (HTLV III-LAS virus) is not yet possible. Any chemotherapeutic agents used have to suppress the virus proliferation and probably must be given for very long periods — maybe for life. The investigational drug azidothymidine (AZT) apparently has activity in HIV infection; however, it is not free from severe side effects (anemia, neutropenia, central nervous system toxicity). It is an open question whether a safe, simple, cheap and curative therapy of HIV infection can ever be developed.

Keywords

Tuberculosis Malaria Neutropenia Meningitis Aspergillus 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sabine Enenkel
    • 1
  • Wolfgang Stille
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PediatricsUniversity Hospital, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-UniversitätFrankfurt/Main 70Germany
  2. 2.Department of Internal MedicineUniversity Hospital Johann Wolfgang Goethe-UniversitätFrankfurt/Main 70Germany

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