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  • Nelson Vergel: Built to Survive

    “There’s wisdom with age, but there’s a lot more wisdom with age and HIV,” says Nelson Vergel. Like many long-term survivors, he initially considered his HIV diagnosis a death sentence. But despite the odds, the Venezuelan immigrant refused to give up.

    29 June 2018 | Poz
  • FDA approves new HIV treatment for patients who have limited treatment options

    Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Trogarzo (ibalizumab-uiyk), a new type of antiretroviral medication for adult patients living with HIV who have tried multiple HIV medications in the past (heavily treatment-experienced) and whose HIV infections cannot be successfully treated with other currently available therapies (multidrug resistant HIV, or MDR HIV).Trogarzo is administered intravenously once every 14 days by a trained medical professional and used in combination with other antiretroviral medications.

    07 March 2018 | FDA
  • CytoDyn Reports Primary Endpoint Achieved in PRO 140 Pivotal Combination Therapy Trial in HIV Infection

    CytoDyn Inc. (OTC.QB:CYDY) reports the successful achievement of the primary endpoint in its CD02 Phase 2b/3 pivotal clinical trial with PRO 140 in combination with existing antiretroviral therapy (ART) in patients failing their current HIV therapy. The trial data show a statistically significant reduction in HIV-1 RNA viral load of greater than 0.5log with PRO 140 versus placebo. CytoDyn is developing PRO 140, a humanized CCR5 monoclonal antibody, to combat human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and certain immunologic disorders.

    21 February 2018 | CytoDyn press release
  • Antibody-Based HIV Tx Proves Durable

    The monoclonal antibody HIV drug ibalizumab, designed for patients who've developed severe drug resistance, had long-lasting protection in the 24-week extension phase of a phase III trial, researchers reported here.

    10 October 2017 | MedPage Today
  • People With Multidrug-Resistant HIV Can Now Start Treatment on the Experimental Drug Ibalizumab

    Ibalizumab is a new drug that is effective against drug resistant HIV. It is not approved for sale in the United States, but patients can take advantage of an expanded access program to start treatment right away.

    15 December 2016 | TheBody.com
  • Exploring possible treatment options after virological failure with raltegravir

    In general, the integrase ihibitors raltegravir and dolutegravir have potent anti-HIV activity and have relatively few interactions with other drugs. However in clinical trials of raltegravir, strains of HIV that can resist raltegravir have emerged in up to 60% of heavily treatment-experienced people, and up to 8% of participants who have never taken HIV drugs before. A study in France of patients who had virologial failure to HIV therapy while taking raltegravir has found that 61% had HIV that was still susceptible to all integrase inhibitors. In cases where HIV was resistant to raltegravir, 14% were also resistant to dolutegravir.

    21 January 2015 | CATIE
  • Janssen to Stop Offering "Virtual Phenotype" Testing, and Musings on Progress

    As is plainly obvious to anyone doing HIV care, the incidence of new patients with the sort of HIV drug resistance for which the test was developed has plummeted. There simply aren't many new patients out there who have multiple mutations, especially in the PI-drug class, and who will need the computational black-box firepower provided by a vircoTYPE.

    27 November 2013 | The BodyPRO
  • Second- and Third-Line ART Cost 24% and 41% More Than First Line in US

    Second-line antiretroviral therapy (ART) costs 24% more per year than first-line therapy in the United States, and third-line therapy costs 41% more than first-line therapy, according to a large insurance claims-based analysis.

    17 September 2013 | NATAP
  • No Dose Adjustment With Etravirine Plus ATV/r in Treatment Experienced: Randomized Trial

    After 48 weeks of the randomized TEACH trial, virologic responses were equivalent when antiretroviral-experienced people took standard-dose etravirine with 300/100 or 400/100 mg of atazanavir/ritonavir daily.

    22 July 2013 | NATAP
  • Third-line ARVs could widen treatment gap in Zimbabwe

    HIV/AIDS activists in Zimbabwe have welcomed the government's move to address the problem of HIV drug resistance by introducing third-line antiretroviral drug (ARVs). But it remains unclear how the cash-strapped government will finance this, as procuring the drugs will invariably be expensive and could divert resources away from other HIV treatment efforts.

    12 March 2013 | IRIN Plus News
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