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Injectable HAART
May 1, 2004

Realistically, how close are they to making these drugs injectable instead of taking pills? Are there any studies going on? How many years are we looking at until this can happen? Thanks

Response from Dr. Young

We do have an injectable HIV medication-- enfuvirtide (T-20, Fuzeon). I think where your question is going, is the idea of longer-acting medications; there are difficulties in bringing very long-lived medications through the pipeline, since the longer the activity of the drug, the longer that any potential side effect might last.

So, to answer your question, most discovery is aimed at finding easier to take and more potent pill medications. Adherence is difficult enough as it is, even with once-daily pills, so I don't think that we'll see new injectable medications in the near future. BY



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