The research work under the lead investigator Amy Zheng of the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Medical Practice Evaluation Center in Boston indicated that the Dolutegravir-based regimen would increase the life expectancy of HIV victims by 2.8 years and prevent 13,000 new HIV infections over 5 years. It was also revealed that this first-line treatment would be cost-effective in 2 years and cost-saving over 5 years.
In 2015, it was reported that around 36.7 million people throughout the world were affected with AIDS, among which 1.1 million were stated as deceased. The majority of AIDS cases were recorded in various African countries followed by India.
An ultimate focus on a specific protein named myostatin has led to the discovery of a muscle building pill, that could easily reduce gym visits. Suppression of myostatin production could increase healthier muscle mass, which would act as markers in improving kidney and heart health.
It has been stated by the patients that Gilead concealed crucial information that the TDF drugs could trigger kidney and bone risks. A safer alternative in the form of TAF could have been incorporated while marketing Truvada and Atripla. The research into TAF was deliberately stopped and the drugs are not likely to be brought to the shelf in the near future.
ViiV Healthcare, the global specialist HIV company, majority owned by GlaxoSmithKline, with Pfizer Inc. and Shionogi Limited as shareholders, today announced that the European Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has issued a Positive Opinion recommending marketing authorisation for Juluca (dolutegravir/rilpivirine) for the treatment of HIV infection in adults
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Trogarzo (ibalizumab-uiyk), a new type of antiretroviral medication for adult patients living with HIV who have tried multiple HIV medications in the past (heavily treatment-experienced) and whose HIV infections cannot be successfully treated with other currently available therapies (multidrug resistant HIV, or MDR HIV). Trogarzo is administered intravenously once every 14 days by a trained medical professional and used in combination with other antiretroviral medications.
ViiV Healthcare, an HIV specialist firm majority owned by GlaxoSmithKline, has announced the launch of a late-stage study investigating the effectiveness of a two-drug regimen programme in patients with HIV.
For decades now, investigators have been drawn to HIV vaccine research — a Holy Grail in anti-viral research that would have an enormous impact in a world that still sees two million new infections every year.
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