Data from a proof of concept study presented at the Congress of the European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation indicated that ABX464, a novel drug candidate, was safe and efficacious in the treatment of ulcerative colitis.
Researchers have previously studied the drug as an antiretroviral for HIV.
Jean-Marc Steens, MD, chief medical officer at Abivax, the drug’s manufacturer, told Healio Gastroenterology and Liver Disease that studies in HIV showed that the drug could reduce the HIV DNA found in the HIV reservoir, which is mostly located in the gastrointestinal tract. The HIV

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