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Future HIV care will include both novel antiretroviral drugs and new treatment strategies
Liz Highleyman, 2013-10-22 09:50:00

HIV treatment in the coming years will include novel antiretroviral agents and new formulations such as long-acting injectables, as well as new strategies aimed at improving adherence and minimising side-effects, it was reported last week at the 14th European AIDS Conference in Brussels.

In his closing lecture on Saturday, Francois Raffi of Centre Hospitalier Universitaire in Nantes offered an overview of the future of HIV drug development. A remarkable 28 drugs have been produced in the past 26 years, he noted, but about half of them are no longer used as safer and more potent alternatives have come along.

"I think everyone will agree with me that there's little unmet need regarding efficacy,"he said, but there's "still room for improvement" with regard to convenience, tolerability and long-term toxicities.