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Rapid Initiation of HIV Care: Assessing Safety and Efficacy

Discussion with Gregory Huhn, MD

Published
16 October 2018
From
Infectious Disease Advisor
Wide range of views about switching to weekly, monthly or biannual ART

Two-thirds of people taking combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) would be interested in switching to a once-weekly oral regimen should it become available, according to American research published in

Published
15 October 2018
By
Michael Carter
Efavirenz, but not dolutegravir, linked to neurological problems in children

Children born to HIV-positive women who take efavirenz (Sustiva or Stocrin, also a component of Atripla) during pregnancy are at greater risk of developing neurological disorders, some of

Published
11 October 2018
By
Liz Highleyman
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
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

Published
08 October 2018
By
Liz Highleyman
Dual-antibody combination therapy produces three to seven months of viral suppression without pills

A group of researchers have for the first time used infusions of antibodies to produce prolonged suppression of HIV viral load without antiretroviral therapy (ART) in the

Published
08 October 2018
By
Gus Cairns
Merck’s HIV Therapy DELSTRIGO™ (doravirine / lamivudine / tenofovir disoproxil fumarate) Meets Primary Efficacy Endpoint in Phase 3 DRIVE-SHIFT Study Evaluating Switch to DELSTRIGO from Other Antiretroviral Treatment Regimens

The study met its primary endpoint of non-inferior efficacy as measured by the proportion of participants who switched to DELSTRIGO and had plasma HIV-1 RNA levels <50 copies/mL at Week 48 compared to the proportion of participants who continued on their baseline regimen and had HIV-1 RNA levels <50 copies/mL at Week 24.

Published
05 October 2018
From
Merck press release
Janssen Reports Switching to SYMTUZA™ Results in Maintained High Virologic Suppression and No Resistance Development up to 96-Weeks in Virologically Suppressed Adults with HIV-1

Results from the pivotal Phase 3 EMERALD study demonstrate that in adults with HIV-1 who are virologically suppressed, switching to SYMTUZA™ resulted in maintained high virologic suppression (91%, 692/763) and low virologic failure (1%, 9/763) at week 96 (per FDA-Snapshot); low cumulative virologic rebound (3.1%, 24/763); and no resistance development, up to 96-weeks.

Published
05 October 2018
From
Janssen press release
Efavirenz in HIV-positive pregnant women, risk of neurological condition in children

Researchers found children of women whose ART regimen included efavirenz were 60 percent more likely to develop a neurological condition, such as microcephaly (small head), seizures (from a high fever or other cause) and eye abnormalities than children whose mothers took other ART medications.

Published
05 October 2018
From
IDSA press release
Vedolizumab could be used to target latent HIV harboring in gut

Vedolizumab, a first-line treatment for inflammatory bowel disease that targets the alpha4beta7 protein, might be an important tool in the search for a cure for HIV, according to research published in Science Translational Medicine.

Published
04 October 2018
From
Healio
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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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