|Wang Guangfa on the condition: "An anti-HIV drug works well for me"|
Published: 2020-01-23 20:52:29 | Source: China News | Author: Qing-only
China News Agency, Beijing, January 23 (Reporter Wu Qingcai) Wang Guangfa, director of the Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Peking University First Hospital, and member of the expert group on pneumonitis associated with new coronavirus, revealed in an exclusive interview with China News Agency that there is HIV drugs worked for him. He was previously diagnosed with a new coronavirus-infected pneumonia and is currently undergoing isolation treatment.
Wang Guangfa, director of the Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Peking University First Hospital, and member of the expert group on pneumonitis associated with new coronavirus. For map
In a 50-minute interview with reporters, Wang Guangfa could not hear the difference from normal people except for occasional cough. During the interview, his attending doctor greeted him outside the door, and Wang Guangfa blurted out: "You are my life-saving benefactor."
Wang Guangfa told reporters that this is because the doctor suggested that he use a drug called "lopinavirlitonavir tablets", which is an antiviral drug for AIDS. This drug is effective in his case, but it is unclear whether it will be effective in other patients and follow-up observations are needed. Earlier, Zhong Nanshan, a well-known respiratory expert in China and an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, once said that currently there is no specific medicine for this new type of pneumonia.
Wang Guangfa said that many patients generally need more than one to two weeks to gradually control and improve their condition. It took him only a day to get his temperature down. After three days of normal body temperature, he had to go through two tests. The most optimistic estimate is that he will be discharged from the hospital five days later.