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Amongpatients with multidrug-resistant HIV-1 infection who have limited therapy options

Fostemsavir Active in Multidrug-Resistant HIV-1 Infection

Reduction in HIV-1 RNA level significantly greater for fostemsavir versus placebo in randomized cohort
A second case of HIV-1 cure following allogeneic hemopoietic stem cell transplantation has been reported at 30 months after analytical treatment interruption

Second Case of HIV-1 Cure After Stem Cell Transplant Reported

HIV-1 viral load remained undetectable in plasma in patient up to 30 months after transplant
Use of tenofovir alafenamide-emtricitabine is not cost-effective compared with generic tenofovir disoproxil fumarate-emtricitabine for HIV preexposure prophylaxis among men who have sex with men

New HIV PrEP Drug Not Cost-Effective Compared With Generic

F/TAF would avert 2,101 fractures, 25 cases of end-stage renal disease, but not deemed cost-effective
For patients with HIV-1 suppression

Long-Acting Cabotegravir, Rilpivirine Noninferior in HIV-1

Studies demonstrate noninferiority to standard oral therapy, dolutegravir-abacavir-lamivudine

February 2020 Briefing – HIV & AIDS

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in HIV & AIDS for February 2020. This roundup includes...
Youth newly diagnosed with HIV are linked to care at similar rates as adults but achieve disproportionately lower rates of viral suppression

HIV-Infected Youth Less Likely to Achieve Viral Suppression

Findings seen in large national sample of youth despite similar rates of linkage to care as adults
People with HIV are more likely to have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and are diagnosed with the disease at a younger age than people who are HIV-negative

COPD Incidence Higher in People With HIV

People with HIV have 34 percent higher rate of COPD than those without; smoking may be to blame
Few adolescent men who have sex with men have had an HIV test

Few Adolescent Men Who Have Sex With Men Have Had HIV Test

Most have regular doctor, but few have had conversations about same-sex sexual behaviors, HIV testing
For patients initiating therapy for advanced HIV

Adding Maraviroc to c-ART No Better in Advanced HIV

Incidence of severe morbidity similar for addition of maraviroc versus placebo to standard c-ART
Initial regimens recommended for most people with HIV are priced above $36

Costs of ART Regimens Increasing, Outpacing Inflation

Annual average wholesale price of initial ART regimens recommended for most persons with HIV >$36,000