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  • Treatment Action Group: Pipeline Report 2016

    Drugs, Diagnostics, Vaccines, Preventive Technologies, Research Toward a Cure, and Immune-Based and Gene Therapies in Development.

    15 July 2016 | Treatment Action Group
  • The HIV Treatment Pipeline

    “Depending on when you test positive for HIV, you could be looking at up to eight decades of treatment,” says Tim Horn of Treatment Action Group. “We need drugs that are gentler, kinder, better and cheaper.”

    28 June 2016 | Poz
  • Gilead’s single tablet regimen Odefsey receives European marketing approval for HIV treatment

    The European Commission has granted marketing authorization for Gilead Sciences' once-daily single tablet regimen (STR) Odefsey (emtricitabine 200 mg/rilpivirine 25 mg/tenofovir alafenamide 25 mg or R/F/TAF) for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in certain patients.

    27 June 2016 | PharmaBiz
  • Investigational Integrase Inhibitor Bictegravir Safe and Effective Against HIV in Early Study

    A new integrase inhibitor known as bictegravir (BIC, GS-9883) was found to be well tolerated and effective as HIV treatment in a 10-day monotherapy study, warranting further investigation of the drug, according to research presented at ASM Microbe 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts.

    21 June 2016 | The Body
  • Frontier Biotech's Long-acting HIV-1 Fusion Inhibitor Albuvirtide Meets 48-Week Primary Objective: Interim Results of a Phase 3 Trial

    Frontier Biotechnologies Inc. today reported that a phase 3 clinical trial (TALENT Study) of its lead product albuvirtide meets primary objective based on an interim analysis. The results demonstrated that once-weekly given albuvirtide plus ritonavir-boosted lopinavir was non-inferior to WHO-recommended second-line three-drug regimen (control) at 48-week in treatment experienced HIV-1 infected adults. In addition, patients administered with albuvirtide showed statistically better renal safety than those taking the control regimen containing tenofovir disoproxil fumarate.

    07 June 2016 | Frontier Biotech press release
  • Botswana gets GSK's modern HIV drug in largest ever Africa tender

    ViiV Healthcare, which is majority-owned by GSK, said on Friday it was the first time that Tivicay, or dolutegravir, was being made available as a first-line treatment as part of a national health program in sub-Saharan Africa.

    03 June 2016 | Reuters
  • European Commission Grants Marketing Authorization for Gilead’s Fixed-Dose Combination Descovy® (Emtricitabine, Tenofovir Alafenamide) for Treatment of HIV

    Gilead Sciences, Inc. today announced that the European Commission has granted marketing authorization for two doses of Descovy® (emtricitabine and tenofovir alafenamide 200/10 mg and 200/25 mg; F/TAF), a fixed-dose combination for the treatment of HIV-1 infection. Descovy is Gilead’s second TAF-based therapy to receive marketing authorization in the European Union.

    25 April 2016 | Gilead press release
  • ViiV Healthcare, Medicines Patent Pool Extend Licence for Dolutegravir to All Lower Middle-Income Countries

    The Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) and ViiV Healthcare announced an extension of their current licensing agreement today to increase access to dolutegravir (DTG), a promising new antiretroviral, to cover all remaining lower middle-income countries. The amendment to the 2014 licence specifically allows generic medicine distribution in four countries with patents - Armenia, Moldova, Morocco and Ukraine - that were not covered in the initial agreement. MPP sub-licensees can now sell in countries that are home to 94% of people living with HIV in the developing world.

    25 April 2016 | ViiV Healthcare press release
  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration Approves Descovy® (Emtricitabine, Tenofovir Alafenamide), Gilead’s Third TAF-Based HIV Therapy

    -Gilead Sciences, Inc. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Descovy® (emtricitabine 200 mg/tenofovir alafenamide 25 mg, F/TAF), a fixed-dose combination for the treatment of HIV. Descovy is indicated in combination with other antiretroviral agents for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in adults and pediatric patients 12 years of age and older. Descovy is not indicated for use as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to reduce the risk of sexually acquired HIV-1 in adults at high risk.

    05 April 2016 | Gilead press release
  • San Francisco HIV providers: What did you learn at CROI 2016?

    The HIV community has a lot of information to digest after an annual CROI (Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections) conference. BETA wanted to distill some of these important findings by asking some prominent San Francisco Bay Area providers to give us their take on the conference. We asked, “What did you find interesting? What did you find exciting? And, what did you learn?”

    03 March 2016 | BETA blog
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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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