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Long-Acting HIV Treatment Is Coming. Our Health Care System Needs to Prepare

New conversations are starting in HIV care as phase III trials have shown that monthly injections of cabotegravir and rilpivirine (Edurant) are non-inferior to a three-drug pill regimen. In 2018, TheBody asked a range of people living with HIV about their willingness to switch to an injectible, and most had mixed feelings. But even if there's widespread interest in this new way of taking antiretroviral therapy (and most likely also prevention, not too far away), it's important to consider not just the willingness of people to move to this new form of treatment, but whether health care systems and providers in the U.S. are ready to support this innovation.

Published
16 April 2019
From
The Body Pro
Jose Arribas, MD, on the Challenges That Come With Long-Acting Injectables

The announcement of the results of the FLAIR and ATLAS studies at the Annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in March was a major step forward in the field of long-acting injectables for the treatment and management of HIV. But with advances come challenges.

Published
15 April 2019
From
Contagion Live
Laura Waters, MD, FRCP: Can Two Drugs Tango?

In a symposium presentation at the Annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2019), Laura Waters, MD, FRCP, discussed the developments of 2-drug regimens for HIV treatments, as well as the questions that remain unanswered. Contagion® sat down with Dr. Waters for an exclusive interview about her presentation and to discuss new data from several studies presented at the meeting.

Published
12 March 2019
From
Contagion Live
Long-acting injectible antiretroviral trial begins

Can a monthly injection of two antiretroviral drugs offer a better chance of suppressing the virus than current oral regimens, among individuals with adherence challenges? A trial that will enroll some 350 volunteers with documented lapses in treatment in the preceding year and a half will seek to find out, the National Institutes of Health announced today.

Published
28 February 2019
From
Science Speaks
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.

Published
30 January 2019
From
Positively Aware
ViiV’s Long-Acting Injectable HIV Regimen Boasts Good 3-Year Results

The company has released new data from a trial of injectable cabotegravir and Edurant given every four or eight weeks.

Published
05 November 2018
From
Poz
Long-lasting HIV injection is a step closer after second GSK study

A once-monthly injection to control HIV proved as effective as daily pills in a second study by GlaxoSmithKline, paving the way for a new regimen that could be simpler for some patients to be filed with regulators.

Published
31 October 2018
From
Reuters
Long-acting injectable implant shows promise for HIV treatment and prevention

The long-acting antiretroviral drug formulation, developed by UNC School of Medicine researchers, is injected under the skin and forms into a solid implant that dissolves slowly to release anti-HIV medication over time.

Published
09 October 2018
From
University of North Carolina
Swapping daily pills for monthly shots could transform HIV treatment and prevention

New results are raising hopes for easing one challenge of living with HIV: the need to take daily pills for life, both to ward off AIDS and to lower the risk of transmitting the virus to others. Missing doses can also foster the emergence of HIV strains with drug resistance, a danger both to the person receiving treatment and, if those strains spread, to entire populations. Now, a large-scale study has shown over 48 weeks that monthly injections of two long-acting anti-HIV drugs work just as well as taking daily pills.

Published
23 August 2018
From
Science
Should Gilead Be Worried About This New Monthly HIV Medication?

Yesterday, Johnson & Johnson and ViiV Healthcare announced positive results from the Atlas phase 3 study testing their two-drug HIV treatment containing an investigational drug cabotegravir and rilpivirine, a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI) sold by Johnson & Johnson as Edurant. The important thing here isn't going from three medications to two, but that ViiV and Johnson & Johnson's cabotegravir and rilpivirine combination is injected once a month compared to a daily therapy for the three-drug combination.

Published
16 August 2018
From
Motley Fool
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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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