Month: August 2013

What Can We Look Forward to in HIV Cure Research? Conversation With Research Advocate Richard Jefferys

This past March, the 20th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) brought an unprecedented flurry of mainstream interest in potential HIV cure strategies. TheBodyPRO.com’s Nelson Vergel sat down with leading HIV cure research activist Richard Jefferys for an update on current important aspects, and controversies, in HIV cure research. Jefferys, who coordinates the Basic Science Vaccines …

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ViiV goes for gold: US premium pricing may threaten dolutegravir use in Europe

On 12 August 2013, the FDA approved dolutegravir in the US. i-Base reported the news with an article linked to previous clinical trial results that noted not only the potential advantages but also some of the cautions.  One of the concerns was how the price, which didn’t accompany the original company press statement, would be …

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Monthly or Quarterly Injectable HIV Antiretrovirals Are Safe and Effective in Early Study

GSK744, an investigational integrase inhibitor, and TMC278 LA (a long-acting, injectable form of the NNRTI rilpivirine [Edurant]) both showed safety and efficacy when administered in once-monthly or once-quarterly doses, according to a study presented at IAS 2013. There were no drug-related serious adverse events and all adverse events were either mild or moderate. The phase 1 …

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