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HIV patients soon to be offered a once-a-month injection

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Share HIV patients could soon be offered a long lasting injection to control the killer virus and keep AIDS at bay. The results from the landmark trial show that a monthly injection is as effective as the daily cocktail of ART medication that parents have to currently take. Experts claim replacing the daily regimen of three or more antiretroviral (ART) pills with a jab will improve compliance. The Phase III trial, conducted for over a year, was the final hurdle faced before treatments can be licensed. The tests were carried out by an Irish drug firm and involved HIV patients from 13 countries. Nearly 37 million adults and children across the world have HIV. The virus progressively damages the cells in the immune system, weakening the body’s ability to fight infections. Left untreated, this leads to AIDS – the collective …

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