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Injectable cabotegravir and rilpivirine are approved for people with viral suppression who would prefer monthly injections to daily pills.
Whether for treatment or prevention, women’s interest in injectable antiretrovirals varied based on their relationship with injection.
The European Medicines Agency gave the green light to injectable cabotegravir and rilpivirine for HIV treatment.
A handful of such cases have been reported since Truvada was approved as pre-exposure prophylaxis in 2012.
Long-acting injectables may be given once every other month, according to new findings.
As long-acting injectables near approval, daily pill versions of the same drugs show long-term benefit.
Cabotegravir plus rilpivirine maintenance therapy worked equally well when taken monthly or every two months.
Recently, ViiV Healthcare applied for approval of the first long-acting injectable HIV regimen.
A roundup of POZ’s reporting on studies presented at the Mexico City conference about HIV treatment, vaccines, PrEP and other concerns.
The experimental long-acting injectable regimen of cabotegravir and rilpivirine stands poised for approval.
Given every four weeks, the combo injection of cabotegravir and Edurant (rilpivirine) will likely face an FDA decision by early 2020.
The trial will investigate whether injections of long-acting cabotegravir and rilpivirine yield a superior rate of viral suppression.
Dosed every four weeks, the injection, which requires a clinic visit, includes long-acting rilpivirine and cabotegravir.
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