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New Drug may allow Weekly HIV Treatment

Updated: Jan 20, 2018

Researchers at MIT and Brigham and Women's Hospital have developed new oral once-weekly drug capsule that will help patients for treating HIV. This will prevent taking pills daily, a week’s worth of HIV drugs in a single dose will help patients stick to their schedule.

Courtesy of the researchers at MIT

The capsule consists of a star-shaped structure with six arms that can be loaded with drugs, folded inward and are cased in a smooth coating. After the capsule is swallowed, the arms unfold and gradually release the drug.

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