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Hypersensitivity, Allergy & IRIS

Researchers Uncover Mechanism for Abacavir Hypersensitivity

As described in the May 19, 2012, advance online edition of AIDS, scientists have revealed how the nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor abacavir (Ziagen, also in the Epzicom combination pill) can cause hypersensitivity in the small proportion of individuals with the HLA-B*5701 gene variation.alt

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NIH Scientists Shed Light on Immune Reconstitution Inflammatory Syndrome (IRIS)

Newly published research by scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), sheds light on a poorly understood, acute illness called Immune Reconstitution Inflammatory Syndrome (IRIS) that develops in some HIV-infected individuals soon after they begin antiretroviral therapy. IRIS is a significant problem in the treatment of HIV patients. Following is an announcement from the NIH about the results of the new study.

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