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Dosage of HIV Drug May Be Ineffective for Half of African-Americans 08/28/2014

Dosage of HIV Drug May Be Ineffective for Half of African-Americans

Many African-Americans may not be getting effective doses of the HIV drug maraviroc, a new study from Johns Hopkins suggests. The initial dosing studies, completed before the drug was licensed in 2007, included mostly European-Americans, who generally lack a protein that is key to removing maraviroc from the body. The current study shows that people with maximum levels of the protein -- including nearly half of African-Americans -- end up with less maraviroc in their bodies compared to those who lack the protein, even when given the same dose.More »

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