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HIV Researchers Seek a Potential Cure


Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News

HIV research has reached the point that a cure may be possible. “HIV is a complicated disease, and it’s very encouraging to see advancements,” says Elizabeth Wolffe, Ph.D., Sangamo BioSciences spokesperson. “We’ve seen antiretroviral therapies that have made HIV a chronic disease. Now we’re starting to envision strategies to arm the body’s immune system to fight the virus. The industry is beginning to embrace the idea of cure strategies.”

Frost & Sullivan predicts a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.5% between 2012 and 2019, with 2012 sales estimated at $5.58 billion for Europe. Globally, BCC Research predicts market growth for HIV therapeutics at 4.6%. It projects global sales of $14.1 billion in 2016. Branded HIV products were expected to account for $13.2 billion of that. Generics, particularly in the developing world, make up the difference and are projected to grow commensurately.

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Information in this article was accurate in October 1, 2013. 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.