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This finding from a study of people switching from TDF to TAF for HIV treatment may also have implications for those on PrEP.
Merck’s experimental HIV drug proves effective and well tolerated
These medications can now be used by people on stable antiretroviral treatment with undetectable viral load.
This finding did not vary based on the dose of the nucleoside reverse transcriptase translocation inhibitor, formerly called MK-8591.
Research in human cells and mice found the antiretroviral suppressed harmful chronic inflammation linked to age-related disorders.
An OK would add an indication for the use of these HIV medications among those switching from stable regimens.
Delstrigo (doravirine/lamivudine/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate) includes Pifeltro (doravirine) in a three-drug single-tablet regimen.
Gilead has based its entire HIV drug portfolio on updating tenofovir, ostensibly to make it safer for bones and kidneys.
According to 48-week data from a recent study, Delstrigo posted good marks against other HIV treatments.
Compared with a regimen based on Prezista, doravirine was better for blood lipids, including cholesterol and triglycerides.
The new drug application is for doravirine as both an individual tablet and part of a combination tablet.
The new single-tablet NNRTI regimen was less likely than Atripla to cause neurological symptoms.
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