Monthly Injections Can Become Alternative to ARV Drugs
the results of the research, which were represented at the International AIDS Society meeting in France shows that instead of daily ARV drugs intake, a person with HIV positive status could have an injection with all the needed antiretroviral drugs once a month.
The Lancet journal also published the results of two-year study and the viral load of a group taking pills every day, a group received monthly injection and a group received injections every two months were similar to each other with the average of 83% of efficiency with the similar side effects like diarrhea and headache.
Now the III phase of trial is needed to confirm the results.
“This study shows us that we now have a new tool for managing HIV. Whether the new injectable option will become a widespread popular form of HIV management or will cater to more of a niche market only time can tell.” said Dr. Mark Boyd, who co-authored an accompanying journal editorial.