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TOWN HALL MEETING: Replacing Lost Chemicals


Being Alive 1993 Apr 5: 8

I use "chemicals" as a generic term here for things like IL-2, THF, TP5, Thymacin Alpha 1, etc. The problem is that different drug companies own each of these chemicals and that each on is trying to prove that "My thymic hormone is the right one. The others are all bogus." The reality is all of these are derived from the body, and in the body they don't exist as Thymopentin and Thymacin Alpha 1 and Thymic Humoral Factor. They exist as the chicken soup of all of them.

Somehow we need the ability to bring these companies together, maybe politically or whatever, and say "This is not about licensing your individual products. It's about putting them back in their natural combination and restoring them in the body." 


Information in this article was accurate in April 5, 1993. The state of the art may have changed since the publication date. This material is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between you and your doctor. Always discuss treatment options with a doctor who specializes in treating HIV.