New Fixed-Dose Combination and Antiretroviral Formulations
Gulick pointed out three one-pill, once-a-day formulations being developed:
- Abacavir/lamivudine (3TC, Epivir)/dolutegravir.
In addition, three other in-development formulations that Gulick mentioned were:
- Atazanavir (Reyataz)/cobicistat and darunavir/cobicistat (both in clinical trials).
- Rilpivirine long-acting (RPV-LA).
Regarding the last drug in those lists, a small pilot study presented at CROI 2012 found that RPV-LA could potentially be given once a month in its long-acting nano-formation. It would likely need to be paired with other drugs, but research is ongoing for its use in treatment and prevention.
Warren Tong is the research editor for TheBody.com and TheBodyPRO.com.
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