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  • Early HIV treatment reduces the risk of liver fibrosis

    Early antiretroviral therapy (ART) reduces the risk of liver fibrosis progression in people living with HIV, including in people who do not have co-infection with viral hepatitis, according to the results of the START study published in Hepatology.People with a ...

    08 November 2018 | Michael Carter
  • Dolutegravir or lower-dose efavirenz equally effective, but less resistance with dolutegravir

    Dolutegravir-based treatment was no more effective than treatment based on a 400mg dose of efavirenz, a randomised trial conducted in Cameroon has found. However, almost half of people with very high viral loads taking either regimen had a ...

    01 November 2018 | Keith Alcorn
  • Bictegravir matches dolutegravir in first-line treatment

    A triple combination containing the new integrase inhibitor bictegravir proved just as effective as a dolutegravir-based combination in suppressing viral load over 96 weeks, but people taking bictegravir experienced significantly fewer adverse events related to treatment, Professor Hans-Jürgen Stellbrink of the ...

    31 October 2018 | Keith Alcorn
  • Two-drug protease inhibitor treatment as effective as three-drug treatment – and fewer stop due to side-effects

    Antiretroviral treatment with a boosted protease inhibitor and one other drug is just as effective as three-drug antiretroviral therapy containing a boosted protease inhibitor but results in fewer treatment discontinuations due to side-effects, a meta-analysis presented at the International ...

    30 October 2018 | Keith Alcorn
  • Studies confirm long-term effectiveness of new single-tablet regimens

    The newest once-daily, all-in-one HIV combination pills can maintain undetectable viral load for two years and counting, according to a set of studies presented at IDWeek 2018 this month in San Francisco. Two phase 3 clinical trials showed that ...

    18 October 2018 | Liz Highleyman
  • Doravirine combination works well as a switch option

    A combination pill containing doravirine (Delstrigo) maintains undetectable viral load in people with well-controlled HIV who switched therapy, and continues to provide sustained viral suppression at 96 weeks for newly treated people, according to research presented at IDWeek 2018 last ...

    08 October 2018 | Liz Highleyman
  • Two new doravirine pills approved in US

    The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved two new products containing the next-generation non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI) doravirine. These products are also under review by the European Medicines Agency.Produced by Merck/MSD, Pifeltro is a stand-alone doravirine tablet that ...

    12 September 2018 | Liz Highleyman
  • Indonesia: tackling HIV in one of the world’s fastest-growing epidemics

    A prospective study that recruited a significant proportion of people newly diagnosed with HIV in four locations in Indonesia and offered them immediate antiretroviral therapy (ART) found that only 35% of them were still on ART and virally ...

    04 September 2018 | Gus Cairns
  • Starting treatment on the day of HIV diagnosis is acceptable and feasible for Thai patients

    Starting treatment on the day of HIV diagnosis is acceptable and feasible for Thai patients, and people who started treatment very soon after diagnosis were more than twice as likely to have an undetectable viral load within 300 days ...

    17 August 2018 | Keith Alcorn
  • Brazil confirms dolutegravir is the most effective drug for first-line HIV treatment

    People receiving dolutegravir-based antiretroviral treatment in Brazil’s national treatment programme were far more likely to have a fully suppressed viral load six months after starting treatment, according to a review of all patients who started treatment between 2014 and ...

    24 July 2018 | Keith Alcorn
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