July 24, 2017

Injections ‘next revolution’ in HIV – study

Written by James Gallagher

This article originally appeared on the BBC’s website.

The “next revolution” in HIV could see daily drugs replaced with just six doses a year, say scientists.

Injections that slowly and continuously release HIV medication into the blood are being tested.

Early trial data from 309 patients showed jabs every one or even two months worked as well as daily pills – which is how antiretroviral medication is currently taken.

The results are being presented at the IAS Conference on HIV Science.

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