Anti HIV drug such as lopinavir and anti—malaria drug such as chloroquine have both been used to treatment coronavirus patients in Australia. Scientist at University of Queensland in Brisbane recently used the drug Chloroquine, an anti-malarial drug, and HIV-suppressing combination lopinavir/ritonavir to treat some Chinese patients who have the virus. The researchers claimed when both drugs were used the virus 'disappear' in infected patients.
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Professor David Paterson, an infectious diseases physician and a researcher at the University of Queensland in Brisbane said he hopes to enrol people in larger scale pharmaceutical trials by the end of the month. According to Professor David Paterson-
That first wave of Chinese patients we had (in Australia), they all did very, very well when they were treated with the HIV drug. What we want to do at the moment is a large clinical trial across Australia, looking at 50 hospitals, and what we're going to compare is one drug, versus another drug, versus the combination of the two drugs,
Lopinavir/ritonavir (kaletra) is among the recommended drugs for the treatement of HIV Patients . It has some negative side effects which can include diarrhoea, vomiting, feeling tired, headaches, and muscle aches. Countries such as china and Australia are to start clinical trials of the drug to accurately determine its effectiveness in fighting COVID-19.
Chloroquine is a common drug used to prevent and treat malaria. Malaria is a common illness in Africa caused mymosquitoes. Common side affects include muscle problems, loss of appetite and diarrhoea. Researchers now believe it may hold the key to treating COVID-19, the latest strain of coronavirus.