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HIV Drug Aiming to Free Patients From Daily Doses Nears Market

A once-a-month shot promising to free patients from daily doses of treatment for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, is expected to reach the market early next year after hitting goals in a pair of studies.

08 March 2019
Using anti-cancer immunotherapy to fight HIV

Researchers at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) have shown that immunotherapy treatments against cancer could reduce the amount of virus that persists in people on triple therapy. In a study published in the journal Nature Communications, they show, in the cells of people living with HIV, how these therapies reveal the virus - until now hidden in the hollows of infected cells - to the immune system.

20 February 2019
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
CytoDyn wins key concession from FDA for flagship HIV drug leronlimab trial

The FDA is allowing CytoDyn to increase the dose of the HIV drug leronlimab which patients in its clinical trial are receiving.

04 February 2019
Proactive Investors USA & Canada
Emerging options: Doctors and advocates discuss treatment and prevention breakthroughs on the horizon

Long-acting injectables, implantables, the dapivirine ring, vaccines, antibodies, rectal douches, and two-drug regimens.

30 January 2019
Positively Aware
South Africa: New safety concerns emerge on latest HIV wonder drug

New safety concerns have emerged about the HIV drug dolutegravir, which the government plans to roll out in April.

18 January 2019
Business Day
Dolutegravir monotherapy 'not a valid option' for patients with HIV

Study results showed that dolutegravir monotherapy “is not a valid option” to keep patients with chronic HIV infection virologically suppressed and should not be considered a treatment option, researchers said.

15 January 2019
‘Left behind’: Drug companies and researchers have overlooked patients who don’t respond to HIV meds

There are tens of thousands of immunologic non-responders in the U.S., whose low CD4 numbers put them at much higher risk of heart attacks, stroke, cancers, secondary infections such as tuberculosis, and death. And yet, drug companies and researchers aren’t actively pursuing new treatments that would boost their immunity.

08 January 2019
Biktarvy's success raises doubts about ViiV's 'new era' of HIV treatment

GlaxoSmithKline subsidiary ViiV Healthcare believes its portfolio of HIV medications will be competitive as treatment for the virus enters an era of two-drug regimens. So far, however, the company's first doublet has performed modestly on the market compared to a key rival's three-drug regimen.

12 December 2018
BioPharma Dive
European Commission Approves Merck’s DELSTRIGO™ (doravirine / lamivudine / tenofovir disoproxil fumarate), a Once-Daily Fixed-Dose Combination Tablet as a Complete Regimen and PIFELTRO™ (doravirine)

Merck, known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced that the European Commission has approved DELSTRIGO™ and PIFELTRO™ for the treatment of HIV-1 infection. DELSTRIGO is a new once-daily fixed-dose combination tablet of doravirine (100 mg), lamivudine (3TC, 300 mg) and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF, 300 mg).

28 November 2018
Merch press release
Tivicay Plus Boosted Prezista Shows Promise as Two-Drug HIV Regimen

However, the regimen appears much less potent for those who aren’t virally suppressed.

16 November 2018

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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap

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