(Foreword: This is the continuation of our response to Vic Say on his quest for cure for Hepatitis B.)
DEAR Vic Say,
Moving on. I would like to cite a study done in Australia. This is quite exciting because that cancer drug was able to clear away 100 percent hepatitis B infections in preclinical models. What the researchers did was use a combination of the cancer drug birinapant and the antiviral drug entecavir to completely eliminate hepatitis B infections. Now, if the researchers can duplicate the results in human clinical trials, then the drug may become the first-ever cure to the hepatitis B virus and may serve as a model for treating other viruses, such as HIV and herpes. But, we still have to wait for some years for the results. We have to pray hard for success — so, humankind can benefit from that someday.
You see drug resistance is an ever-present challenge for doctors when it comes to treating viruses. A…