Gentamicin (Cidomycin / Genticin)

Gentamicin is a powerful intravenous antibiotic used for treating septicaemia, meningitis and other serious infections.

Researchers have produced an experimental form of gentamicin in which the drug is encapsulated in fatty particles called liposomes. This liposomal gentamicin is being tested in combination with other drugs for the treatment of Mycobacterium avium intracellulare (MAI). It is administered by intravenous injection.

One person with MAI in a study of high-dose liposomal gentamicin developed reversible kidney failure, but no other side-effects have been seen.

Gentamicin is a member of the aminoglycoside class of drugs. The codename for liposomal gentamicin is TLC G-65.

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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