Beta-interferon and early stage HIV infection.

  title={Beta-interferon and early stage HIV infection.},
  author={Shinichi Oka and Yoshihiro Hirabayashi and Hisatsugu Mouri and Shinsaku Sakurada and Hideko Goto and Kazuo Ohnishi and Satoshi Kensuke Kimura and Keiko Mitamura and Kota Shimada},
  journal={Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes},
  volume={2 2},
beta-Interferon (IFN-beta) was evaluated prospectively for its antiviral activities in early stage human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Ten patients with hemophilia and HIV infection [8 asymptomatic carriers (AC) and 2 AIDS-related complex (ARC)] were intravenously injected with 1 million IU of IFN-beta twice a week for 6 months. For comparison, seven patients (six AC and one ARC) with hemophilia and HIV infection were observed for the same time period without any drugs. One episode of… CONTINUE READING