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AFRICA: 3-in-1 ARV to ease adherence

[This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations]

JOHANNESBURG, 6 July (PLUSNEWS) - A generic 3-in-1 anti-AIDS pill, recently approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), could greatly ease daily treatment regimens for patients in developing countries, a senior US official said on Wednesday.

Although it was not yet clear how cost-effective the new drug would be, HIV-positive people would take only one pill twice a day, which "should facilitate better therapies and better adherence", The New York Times quoted acting US Global AIDS Coordinator Mark Dybul as saying.

The fixed-dose combination tablet, manufactured by Aurobindo Pharma, an Indian generic drug company, will be available for purchase and distribution under the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

PEPFAR is a $15 billion initiative, launched by US President George W. Bush in 2003, for the prevention, treatment and care of HIV/AIDS in 12 African countries and the Caribbean.



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