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Juluca - A Two-Drug Complete Regimen for HIV (online only)
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The FDA has approved Juluca (ViiV Healthcare/Janssen), a fixed-dose combination of the integrase strand transfer inhibitor (INSTI) dolutegravir (Tivicay) and the non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI) rilpivirine (Edurant), as a once-daily complete regimen for treatment of adults with HIV-1 infection who do not have a history of treatment failure or known substitutions associated with resistance to either drug and have been taking a stable suppressive antiretroviral regimen for ≥6 months. Dolutegravir/rilpivirine is the first complete regimen to be approved for treatment of HIV-1 infection that contains 2 rather than 3 antiretroviral drugs and the first that does not include a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI).

STANDARD TREATMENT — Antiretroviral treatment of HIV-1 infection most often includes 2 NRTIs (abacavir/ lamivudine or tenofovir/emtricitabine ... more      

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