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EMERALD study for Symtuza for HIV shows high virologic suppression and low virologic failure.- Janssen Pharma.

The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson unveils new 96-week data for Symtuza (darunavir 200 mg, cobicistat 150 mg,...

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Study 1489 shows 96 week results Biktarvy in adults new to HIV therapy.- Gilead Sciences

Gilead Sciences, Inc. announced 96-week results from a Phase III, randomized, double-blinded study (Study 1489) evaluating the safety and efficacy...

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CHMP recommends approval of Pifeltro for HIV.- Merck Inc.

The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) adopted a positive opinion, recommending the granting of a marketing authorisation...

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Guidelines

British HIV Association guidelines for the management of HIV infection in pregnant women 2018

The overall purpose of these guidelines is to provide guidance on best clinical practice in the treatment and management of pregnant women living with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) in the UK and their infants.

Added 4 years ago

EACS GUIDELINES Version 9.0 October 2017

EACS produces the European Guidelines for treatment of HIV-positive adults in Europe.

Added 3 months ago

British HIV Association guidelines for the routine investigation and monitoring of adult HIV-1-positive individuals 2016

As with the previous monitoring guideline, the aim is to present a consensus regarding the standard assessment and investigation of HIV infection from the time of diagnosis and to describe the appropriate monitoring of HIV-positive individuals...

Added 7 years ago

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Journal articles

Darunavir for the treatment of HIV infection.

The authors present and discuss the efficacy and safety data of DRV when used in antiretroviral-naïve, multiexperienced subjects and in the setting of treatment deintensification in subjects with viral suppression.

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Switching to fixed-dose bictegravir, emtricitabine, and tenofovir alafenamide from dolutegravir plus abacavir and lamivudine in virologically suppressed adults with HIV-1: 48 week results of a randomised, double-blind, multicentre, active-controlled, phase 3, non-inferiority trial.

Bictegravir, co-formulated with emtricitabine and tenofovir alafenamide, has shown good efficacy and tolerability, and similar bone, renal, and lipid profiles to dolutegravir, abacavir, and lamivudine, in treatment-naive adults with HIV-1...

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Efficacy and safety of switching to fixed-dose bictegravir, emtricitabine, and tenofovir alafenamide from boosted protease inhibitor-based regimens in virologically suppressed adults with HIV-1: 48 week results of a randomised, open-label, multicentre, phase 3, non-inferiority trial.

Switching from therapy based on a boosted protease inhibitor to bictegravir, emtricitabine, and tenofovir alafenamide could avoid drug interactions and unwanted side-effects in virologically suppressed adults with HIV-1 infection...

Added 3 months ago

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Clinical trials

A Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of (D/C/F/TAF) Once Daily Fixed Dose Combination (FDC) Regimen in Newly Diagnosed, Antiretroviral Treatment-naive Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 (HIV-1) Infected Participants Receiving Care in a Test and Treat Model of Care

The purpose of this study is to assess the efficacy of Darunavir/ Cobicistat/ Emtricitabine/ Tenofovir Alafenamide (D/C/F/TAF) fixed-dose combination (FDC) in a Test and Treat model of care in newly diagnosed human immunodeficiency virus...

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An Efficacy, Safety, and Tolerability Study Comparing Dolutegravir Plus Lamivudine With Dolutegravir Plus Tenofovir/Emtricitabine in Treatment naïve HIV Infected Subjects (Gemini 1)

This study will compare safety, efficacy, and tolerability of a two drug regimen of dolutegravir (DTG) plus (+) lamivudine (3TC) administered once daily with DTG plus two nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors...

Added 3 months ago

An Efficacy, Safety, and Tolerability Study Comparing Dolutegravir (DTG) Plus Lamivudine (3TC) With Dolutegravir Plus Tenofovir/Emtricitabine in Treatment naïve HIV Infected Subjects (Gemini 2)

This study will compare safety, efficacy, and tolerability of a two drug regimen of dolutegravir (DTG) plus (+) lamivudine (3TC) administered once daily with DTG plus two nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors...

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Alastair Miller

I am a retired infectious disease physician with a particular interest in blood borne viruses (HIV/viral hepatitis), neurological infection and bone & joint infection. I now work part time in acute medicine and part time in medical training & education as deputy Medical Director of... Read more

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