Newly Approved HIV Medications

Ian Villaluz, PharmD Candidate 2021; Glenn R. Grantner, PharmD, BCPS


US Pharmacist. 2020;45(10):17-25. 

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Due to the complexity of HIV and its potential for resistance, ARV therapy can quickly become burdensome for patients. Between 2018 and the present, the medical community has seen a wide expansion of FDA-approved ARV therapies for the treatment of HIV. These therapies include new fixed-dose, combination tablets; new drugs that work through different mechanisms than those previously on the market; and even new indications for previously existing medications. These new medications have already made an impact on current treatment guidelines and may help patients live longer, healthier lives.