Better drugs for Lyme disease: focus on the spirochete
Received 11 June 2018
Accepted for publication 20 July 2018
Published 7 September 2018 Volume 2018:11 Pages 1437—1439
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Editor who approved publication: Professor Suresh Antony
Raphael B Stricker,1 Marianne J Middelveen2
1Union Square Medical Associates, San Francisco, CA, USA; 2Atkins Veterinary Services, Calgary, AB, Canada
Abstract: Twenty-five years ago, the AIDS epidemic was wreaking havoc around the world. Although “HIV denialists” threatened to undermine research efforts to combat the epidemic, development of targeted antiviral therapy eventually provided effective treatment for the disease. Now the Lyme disease epidemic is wreaking havoc around the world, and “Lyme denialists” are undermining efforts to combat the epidemic. Drawing on our experience with the AIDS epidemic, there is a significant need to develop targeted therapy to control the Lyme disease epidemic.
Keywords: HIV/AIDS, Lyme disease, Borrelia burgdorferi, tick-borne disease, designer drugs
The authors report no conflicts of interest in this work.
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