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Newly Approved Hiv Medication

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AIDS InfoNet

How HIV Drugs Get Approved

... Why Does It Take So Long to Approve New Drugs? What Are the "Phases" of Clinical Trials? How Do We Know if a Drug Works? Using Unapproved Drugs For More Information Why Does It Take So Long to Approve New Drugs? Developing a new drug can take 10 years or more. First, drug companies must find substances that are active against HIV. Most HIV drugs are identified
Ask the Experts

2004 dead for hiv drug approval/Norvir price hike

Dr. Gerald,After 2003 was so productive for record hiv approvals, why is 2004 so dead for hiv approvals?Ben
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...It is hard to know why drug approval seems to occur in cycles. There are very promising agents in the pipeline for HIV treatment, but dark clouds are on the horizon. Tipranavir is eagerly awaited for use in salvage therapy. This protease... Read more »

Summer 2003 Update: Next 5 Hiv Drugs Nearing Approval

Dr. Young,What are the next five hiv drugs nearing the pipeline and coming to approval?Thanks,Trisha
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...not all products in the pipeline make it into real drugs (indeed, only 1 of 3 drugs in phase 1 or phase 2 trials actually get approved). These are enormous projects, requiring huge investments in money, committment and volunteer time-- let's... Read more »

new combination lasting?

I have been positive since 1988, and for the last 8 years have been resistant to everything, my tcells staying under 50, and for the last 2 years around zero. I have been lucky and have had only sore mouth (thrush). I started Fuzeon with nothing new...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...better.Given the recent start on this regimen, I'd have to ask if your doctor also considered using maraviroc (Selzentry)-- the newly approved HIV medication. Having a very low CD4 count makes it less likely that the drug would be appropriate... Read more »


I am a family physician and first I wanted to commend your frank and frequently humorous answers to your readers questions. The appropriate use of humor when taking care of patients humanizes us as physicians. Continue your good work.I am the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...digress . . . .The problem with HIV PCRs is the rate of false-positive results and cost. Only one HIV-1 RNA PCR test is FDA approved for diagnostic screening (so far). It's the Gen-Probe APTIMA assay. (See below.)Other HIV PCR tests are sometimes... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Approves New Drug to Treat HIV, AIDS

...The Food and Drug Administration has approved efavirenz, a new drug, to treat HIV and AIDS in children and adults. Efavirenz, in combination with other antiretroviral agents, was approved to treat HIV-1 infection Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Drug Gains Tentative FDA Approval

...Plan for AIDS Relief. The drug, marketed by Macleods Pharmaceuticals Ltd. of India, is the 75th generic antiretroviral FDA has approved under an expedited program for PEPFAR. FDA noted that existing patents preclude US market approval of generic... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA to Share Confidential Information on Generic HIV/AIDS Drug Approvals With WHO; Deal Might Speed Drug Distribution

...Globe . The agreement will "reduce the cost of AIDS drugs, and we also hope it decreases the confusion on the ground," WHO HIV/AIDS Programme Director Jim Yong Kim said. Uganda National Drug Authority Chair James Makumbi -- who in June said... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Uganda Bars Imports of FDA-Approved, South African-Made Generic AIDS Drugs Because of Lack of WHO Testing, Approval

... Uganda is refusing the importation of FDA -approved, South African-made generic antiretroviral drugs, despite the fact that up to 100,000 of the country's HIV-positive residents Read more »
Connect With Others

Seeking HIV+ nonsmokers and smokers for NYC study

Posted by notices1
...Are you HIV+? (Earn $250) (mahnattan, brooklyn, queens, bronx) Seeking HIV+ nonsmokers and smokers 18 years or older to participate in a Read more »

One Pill a Day?

Posted by Survivor, 2 Replies
...full days dosing of Gileads drugs Viread and Emtrivaalready packaged in a combination pill called Truvadaand BMSs Sustiva. If approved by the FDA, it would be the first one-pill, once-daily complete HIV treatment available in the United States. ... Read more »

New Drug - TMC114

Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...(lopinavir/ritonavir), which is currently the best-selling protease inhibitor on the market. (Web highlight from Community Health HIV/AIDS Mobi lization Project) Read more »

The Failure of Viral Load Tests

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...advocates began using viral load to encourage healthy HIV positives with unhealthy numbers to hit early and hard with the newly approved drugs, while AIDS doctors throughout the world started using viral load for everything from diagnosing... Read more »