Injectable HIV treatment unlikely to be arriving soon in the global south

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While there is a path to injectable PrEP becoming available in the next five years, the widespread use of injectables to treat people living with HIV in low- and middle-income countries is unlikely in the near future. The combination of injectable cabotegravir and rilpivirine has only been approved by a handful of countries, it’s not clear whether rilpivirine will be available as a generic, and the regimen has complexities which make it less attractive than the preferred oral regimens.

But injectable HIV treatment could have a future in the global south, particularly when other long-acting products are developed, experts said at the 12th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2023).

Read the full story at Aidsmap.


Source : Aidsmap

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