|Title:|| Treatment of human viral infections|
|Abstract:||Treatment of AIDS or humans carrying or infected with the AIDS virus or having antibodies to the AIDS virus is disclosed using the compound 3'-azido-3'-deoxythymidine or a pharmaceutically acceptable basic salt thereof. Also disclosed is the use of the 5'-mono-, di- and triphosphate of 3'-azido-3'-deoxythymidine or a pharmaceutically acceptable basic salt thereof for the same purpose.|
|Inventor(s):|| Rideout; Janet L. (Raleigh, NC), Barry; David W. (Chapel Hill, NC), Lehrman; Sandra N. (Durham, NC), St. Clair; Martha H. (Durham, NC), Furman; Phillip A. (Durham, NC) |
|Assignee:|| Burroughs Wellcome Co. (Research Triangle Park, NC) |
|Filing Date:||Feb 08, 1988|
|Claims:||1. A method of treating a human having AIDS comprising the administration to said human an effective amount of 3'-azido-3'-deoxythymidine or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof and interferon. |
2. The method of claim 1 in which 3'-azido-3'-deoxythymidine is administered.
3. The method of claim 1 in which the interferon administered is .alpha.-interferon.