Answered by:
Stuart D. Federman, PharmD, AAHIVP
Gateway Apothecary
Saint Louis, MO

There are many new HIV regimens with more on the way. The newest agent approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is Tivicay (dolutegravir), a once-a-day integrase inhibitor. Other meds on the horizon are a single tablet regimen containing Prezista (darunavir) and another containing Tivicay.

All that said, I’m a very conservative treater. If your meds are working, and there aren’t any problems with them, then I don’t believe that you should change your regimen. The newer meds are usually more potent than their predecessors, usually with fewer side effects. However, all meds have risks for side effects.