Better drugs for Lyme disease: focus on the spirochete

TitleBetter drugs for Lyme disease: focus on the spirochete
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsStricker RB, Middelveen MJ
JournalInfect Drug Resist
Date Published09/2019

Twenty-five years ago, the AIDS epidemic was wreaking havoc around the world. Although "HIV denialists" threatened to undermine research efforts to combat the epidemic, development of targeted antiviral therapy eventually provided effective treatment for the disease. Now the Lyme disease epidemic is wreaking havoc around the world, and "Lyme denialists" are undermining efforts to combat the epidemic. Drawing on our experience with the AIDS epidemic, there is a significant need to develop targeted therapy to control the Lyme disease epidemic.