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29 January 2016

Antiretroviral injection gives viral suppression for 17 months

A once-a-week injection that can offer ‘complete viral-load suppression’ for up to 17 months, could be available from 2017 according to Pharmaceutical company CytoDyn Inc. following a trial of 23 patients. 

29 January 2016

HIV still replicates even when viral load is undetectable

HIV still replicates within the lymphoid tissues, even when people are on antiretroviral treatment and have an undetectable viral load, according to scientists at Northwestern University in the USA.

This new research, published in the journal Nature (January 27), provides valuable insight into why and how HIV remains so difficult to treat and cure.

13 January 2016

Long-acting injectable HIV treatment undergoes clinical trials

People living with HIV with suppressed viral loads may, for the first time, be offered long-acting, injectable antiretroviral treatment, following a clinical investigation by two global pharmaceutical companies.