New Long-Acting HIV Regimen May Help Patient Adherence

The FDA recently approved the first long-acting regimen for the treatment of HIV in adults. The dosing schedule could help with adherence in a condition where that is particularly crucial. However, some potential challenges exist with the medication, including whether health plans actually will cover it.

On Jan. 21, the FDA approved ViiV Healthcare’s Cabenuva (cabotegravir and rilpivirine) for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in adults to replace a current antiretroviral regimen in people who are virologically suppressed on it with no history of treatment failure and no known or suspected resistance to either cabotegravir or rilpivirine.

Angela Maas

Angela has an extensive background of editing, reporting and writing for trade and consumer publications. She has written Radar on Specialty Pharmacy (formerly called Specialty Pharmacy News) since she joined AIS Health in 2005 and has broad knowledge of the various issues at play within the space. Before joining AIS Health, she was managing editor at Employee Benefit News and Employee Benefit News Canada and managing editor at HemAware (a hemophilia publication), Lupus Living and Momentum (a multiple sclerosis publication). She has a B.A. in English and an M.A. in British literature from Arizona State University.

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