Arginine: a therapeutic option for treating AIDS/HIV infection

L-arginine: a therapeutic option for AIDS/HIV infection?

Conventional drugs used to treat human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) infection can increase the activation of the virus. This review analyzed studies on the effect of the natural amino acid arginine in fighting AIDS/HIV infection. The results showed that arginine did not increase HIV activation. The researchers concluded that these observations, together with the non-toxicity of arginine, suggest a novel approach to treat HIV disease. More details can be found in the study.
Wrightham MN, Cann AJ, Sewell HF. L-arginine: a therapeutic option for AIDS/HIV infection? Med Hypotheses. 1992 Jul;38(3):236-9.


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