Have you also seen the media reporting this week regarding trials of the HIV drug lopinavir as a treatment for cervical cell abnormalities?
Follow these links to reporting by University of Manchester, Daily Telegraph and Daily Mail:
I am due to have loop excision next week. I am also trying to get pregnant for the first time at 39 - so I am very interested in the possibility of trying the lopinavir treatment which appears to have been as successful as loop excision, without the small risk of premature birth carried by LEETZ.
I have found the following official guidelines for doctors in the UK regarding off-label prescription:
These would appear to make it possible for doctors to try the lopinavir treatment if they view it in the patient's best interests, given that lopinavir has already been approved as an HIV treatment.
I appreciate that the trials in Kenya were the first clinical trials of lopinavir for cervical cell abnormalities and that in the ordinary course of things, larger trials etc would be needed before the treatment would be fully approved. But this is my condition (CIN II) and my life, and if it is a good prospect for effective treatment, I would want to try it out, now, without delay.
Are any of you in the same position, or have you raised this with your doctors?