Monthly antiviral injections as 'effective as daily oral treatment' for HIV

Convenience could outweigh the cost of having to receive monthly injections for many

People living with HIV could manage their condition just as effectively with monthly antiviral injections as with daily oral treatment, two landmark phase-3 trials suggest.

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The findings represent a major step forward in developing a new long-acting antiretroviral therapy (ART) regimen, the researchers said.

Both the UK FLAIR (First Long-Acting Injectable Regimen) and US ATLAS (ART as Long Acting Suppression) ­trials compared the efficacy of once-monthly cabotegravir plus rilpivirine IM injections with

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