|A number of medical researchers and practitioners have called for new drugs to combat HIV, because the replication process of the HIV virus results in numerous mutations, which can make the virus resistant to antiretroviral drugs. Research suggests that oligodynamic silver (Ag+) may be a viable complimentary treatment for the HIV virus, since silver has antimicrobial properties that selectively targets and kills rapidly proliferating single celled organisms such as bacterial, viral, fungi, protozoa and other pathogens, while normal tissues remain unaffected. The toxicity of silver particles against a wide range of bacteria, viruses, fungi and other microbes has received a considerable amount of scientific investigation. The collective authoritative medical literature documents the efficacy of silver particles against over 24 viruses.
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