The first Spain’s Coronavirus patient has reportedly made full recovery after being treated with an HIV and MS drug!
SEVILLE-(MaraviPost)-Miguel Ángel Benítez who is 62 years old was hospitalized at the Virgen Del Rocio Hospital in Seville, where he received Lopinavir-ritonavir an antiretroviral drug sold under the brand name Kaletra according to Metro UK, which cited EL Pais.
The news outlet reported that the drug which has been used to treat HIV and AIDS for over 10 years was combined with interferon beta, a protein that prevents cells from becoming infected and its user on people with multiple sclerosis patients.
“SARS-COV-2 protease is very solar to that of HIV” says Santiago Moreno, the head of infectious diseases at the Ramón y Cajal Hospital in Madrid.
According to Spanish Researchers, not all Coronavirus patients would necessarily respond to the treatment the way Benítez did.
But a research professor at Imperial College London said that if the HIV drugs prove to be a success against COVID-19 on a large scale, they could quickly administe4 Otto other Coronavirus patients.