NIH launches HIV prevention trial of long-acting injectable medication in women

Medical Xpress| Wed Nov 29 22:05:19 EST 2017
The first large-scale clinical trial of a long-acting injectable medication for HIV prevention in ----- active women has begun. The study in southern and eastern Africa will examine whether a long-acting form of the investigational anti-HIV drug cabotegravir injected once every eight weeks can safely protect women at risk for HIV infection. The only drug regimen currently licensed for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, is the anti-HIV medication Truvada taken daily as an oral tablet. The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) is sponsoring the trial, and the NIH-funded HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) is conducting the study, called HPTN 084. "This new study, driven by African w..

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