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Telaprevir Under Study for HIV/HCV Coinfection

Winter/Spring 2010

The investigational hepatitis C virus (HCV) protease inhibitor telaprevir -- the furthest along of the new directly targeted antiviral agents -- is now being tested in HIV/HCV coinfected individuals. The drug has demonstrated good antiviral activity in combination with pegylated interferon plus ribavirin in clinical trials of people with hepatitis C alone, and developer Vertex Pharmaceuticals plans to request FDA approval in the second half of this year. For further information, see "Open Clinical Trials."

Liz Highleyman (liz@black-rose.com) is a freelance medical writer based in San Francisco.



  
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This article was provided by San Francisco AIDS Foundation. It is a part of the publication Bulletin of Experimental Treatments for AIDS. Visit San Francisco AIDS Foundation's Web site to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
 
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