World Health Organization Updates Guidance on Dolutegravir After Reassuring Data Regarding Safety in Early Pregnancy
New study results leave many experts feeling they went too far in their concerns over birth defect risks associated with the drug.
Six thousand HIV researchers and experts are expected to make their way to Mexico City for the 10th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science, which will feature more than 1,000 abstracts highlighting the latest findings in HIV treatment, prevention, and public health policy.
Dolutegravir More Effective Than Efavirenz at Achieving Viral Suppression During Late-Term Pregnancy, New Study Shows
Unlike some previous studies that focused on early pregnancy, this study showed no associated congenital disabilities with either drug.
Although treatment guidelines since 2016 recommend against further research into the use of dolutegravir monotherapy, it was disconcerting to have two oral presentations at AIDS 2018 reporting studies that still continued after the 2016 recommendatio...
24-week interim results from the INSPIRING study presented at CROI 2018 show that dolutegravir 50 mg twice daily is effective and well-tolerated in adults with HIV/TB receiving rifampicin-based TB treatment.
Two oral presentations and numerous posters at the 16th European AIDS Conference included new data on using dolutegravir-based dual ART (many with 3TC) as a switch option for people currently on stable three-drug ART.
Dolutegravir (DTG) was superior to lopinavir/ritonavir (LPV/r) in a comparison of DTG-based regimen versus the WHO-recommended second-line regimen.
Significant Interaction Between Once-Weekly Isoniazid/Rifapentine and Daily Dolutegravir: Study Stopped Due to Toxicity
Serious toxicities were seen in participants in a drug-drug interaction study of once-weekly isoniazid and rifapentine with once-daily dolutegravir, leading to its early termination.
Long-acting antiretrovirals: Are they the future of HIV treatment or will the future pass them by? Researcher Charles W. Flexner recently addressed several common myths.
"This is really the first step in demonstrating that two-drug regimens can be as effective as three-drug regimens," says Kimberly Smith, M.D., M.P.H.