Once a month treatment
Sep 17, 2013
I have read a lot of articles referring to a once a month injectable HIV treatment. Is this something that will be approved in the foreseeable future?
Response from Dr. Young
Hi and thanks for posting.
You're referring to the GSK/Shionogi integrase inhibitor, called "744". While still in development, the medication is being studies as a maintenance phase (after initial viral suppression) regimen with riplivirine, as well as a long-acting injectable medication for treatment of HIV as well as prevention.
Exciting, yes. Long acting once-monthly injections for treatment, or pre-exposure prophylaxis might change the landscape medication options. Not yet in phase 3 clinical trials, it's likely to be at least 2-3 years before we get sufficient data about effectiveness and safety to know about FDA approval.
Stay tuned. BY
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