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The Lancet has published key early-stage data regarding an investigational mosaic-based preventive vaccine regimen against HIV-1 infection .- Janssen Pharmaceutical companies.

Johnson & Johnson today announced that The Lancet has published key early-stage data regarding an investigational mosaic-based preventive vaccine regimen...

Added 13 days ago Drug news

European Commission approves Biktarvy to treat HIV infection.- Gilead Sciences.

Gilead Sciences, Inc. announced that the European Commission has granted Marketing Authorization for Biktarvy (bictegravir 50mg/emtricitabine 200 mg/tenofovir alafenamide 25...

Added 1 month ago Drug news

Phase III GEMINI-1 and GEMINI-2 studies of Tivicay + Epivir meet primary endpoint in HIV-1.- ViiV Healthcare.

ViiV Healthcare announced positive headline results from its phase III GEMINI-1 and GEMINI-2 studues evaluating the safety and efficacy of...

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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.

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EACS GUIDELINES Version 9.0 October 2017

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

Added 22 days 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 6 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.

Added 8 days ago

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...

Added 22 days ago

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...

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Clinical trials

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...

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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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Safety and Efficacy of Switching From Regimens Consisting of Boosted Atazanavir or Darunavir Plus Either Emtricitabine/Tenofovir or Abacavir/Lamivudine to Bictegravir/Emtricitabine/Tenofovir Alafenamide in Virologically Suppressed HIV-1 Infected Adults

The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of switching to a fixed-dose combination (FDC) of bictegravir/emtricitabine/tenofovir alafenamide (B/F/TAF) versus continuing on a regimen consisting of...

Added 22 days ago

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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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