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Dolutegravir/Lamivudine (Dovato) - A Two-Drug Complete Regimen for HIV-1 Infection
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The FDA has approved Dovato (ViiV), a fixed-dose combination of the integrase strand transfer inhibitor (INSTI) dolutegravir (Tivicay) and the nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI) lamivudine (Epivir, and generics), as a once-daily complete regimen for treatment of adults with HIV-1 infection who are antiretroviral-treatment naive and have no known substitutions associated with resistance to either drug. Dolutegravir/lamivudine is the first complete regimen to be approved by the FDA for initial treatment of HIV-1 infection that contains 2 rather than 3 antiretroviral drugs. Juluca, a fixed-dose combination of dolutegravir and the non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI) rilpivirine (Edurant), was approved in 2018 for treatment of adults with HIV-1 infection already taking a stable, suppressive antiretroviral regimen. ... more
     
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