"Quad Pill" Continues to Do Well in Early Study
A new competitor to the only full-regimen pill on the market (Atripla) may emerge within another year or two with the continued development of the "quad pill". This combo pill includes three HIV drugs (the new integrase inhibitor elvitegravir + tenofovir + emtricitabine) and one non-HIV booster drug called cobicistat.
Two 48-week studies included about 150 people who had never been on HIV treatment. The first study compared the quad pill to Atripla, while the second evaluated cobicistat as a booster and compared cobicistat + Reyataz + Truvada to ritonavir + Reyataz + Truvada. CD4 counts ranged 341-436, viral loads were around 45,000, and no one had resistance toView Full Article
"Quad" Pill Continues to Impress in Week-48 Results; Cobicistat Moves Forward in Battle With Ritonavir
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