Published in AIDS Weekly, September 27th, 2004
This is a significant discovery as cobras are indigenous where HIV infection is rampant. Cobra venom from different geographical locations has been assayed for effectiveness in inhibiting HIV replication. Venoms from cobras found in Africa and Asia have demonstrated antiviral activity.
"This permits the use of diverse venom sources to produce the drug in a cost-effective way and meet the requirements of the...
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