Russian Central Research Institute of Epidmiology has developed a new gene therapy medicine for people who have HIV, head of the federal health and epidemic watchdog, Rospotrebnadzor, Ann Popova said on Wednesday.
“The Central Research Institute of Epidmiology, Rospotrebnadzor created a fundamental new drugs for gene therapy, gene prophylactic treatment and molecular vaccination aganist HIV.
A highly active Antiviral drugs called Dinavir, which will soon be clinically tested has been created, Popova said on the sidelines of an international conference on HIV/AIDS in Moscow.
The official noted that Russia was facing a number of problems related to treatment to HIV and AIDS including high prices for treatment and lack of proper medication.
Millions of people have been affected with it, causes of the disease were discovered in early 1980s, prompting the development of medicine that would help tackle the disease.