Weekly cycles of once-daily anti-HIV drugs could reduce cost of HIV treatment

August 12, 2015

The authors note that strict adherence to the prescribed regimen in the 7-7 approach is necessary. Of note, the once-daily regimen used by Dr. Dybul and his colleagues may allow for enhanced adherence compared with the twice-daily regimen that the researchers used in a previous study.

In their paper, the authors conclude: "If the safety and efficacy of short-cycle SIT ultimately are demonstrated in clinical settings, it might prove to be an important strategy to expand therapy in resource-limited settings. In this regard, randomized, controlled clinical trials are being conducted in various sites in the United States and other countries to evaluate the clinical usefulness of short-cycle SIT."

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