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Scientists are reporting the first steps toward HIV drugs that can be used only twice a year. In one trial, a single injection of a drug called lenacapavir was able to reduce HIV levels in this group of patients. A small group. And it is capable of maintaining active levels of blood for more than six months.

According to an American Health News report published earlier this July. It increases the likelihood that one day a person will be treated with HIV twice a year. The current treatment for HIV is a combination of medication, said study co-author Dr. Martin Rich. Overall, works fine.

"But patients often say that taking a pill every day can be a good thing." A burden. The hope, she said, is that longer-acting HIV medications can "help people with drug problems." Daily tablets. ” By: Collaborators