Simplifying HIV Treatment in the Presence of Drug Resistance; Preventing from the Start - Episode 12

Rapid Treatment Initiation in HIV

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Focusing on the importance of rapid treatment initiation in HIV, Shauna Applin, ARNP, reviews available therapies and provides clinical insights on treatment considerations.

BIC = bictegravir

DRV = darunavir

DTG = dolutegravir

F/TAF = FTC/TAF = Emtricitabine/Tenofovir alafenamide

F/TDF = FTC/TDF = Emtricitabine/Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate

B/F/TAF = BIC/FTC/TAF = Bictegravir/Emtricitabine/Tenofovir alafenamide (single tablet regimen)

DTG/ABC/3TC = Dolutegravir/Abacavir/Lamivudine (single tablet regimen)

DTG + F/TAF = DTG + FTC/TAF = Dolutegravir + Emtricitabine/Tenofovir alafenamide (multi-tablet regimen)

D/C/F/TAF = DRV/COBI/FTC/TAF = Darunavir/Cobicistat/Emtricitabine/Tenofovir alafenamide (single tablet regimen)

DTG/3TC = Dolutegravir/Lamivudine (single tablet regimen)

CAB = Cabotegravir

CAB + RPV = Cabotegravir + Rilpivirine

Video content above is prompted by the following questions:

  • Perspectives on the rate of treatment initiation for newly diagnosed HIV have shifted over the years, leading to consensus on the importance of initiating treatment quickly.
    • Can you expand on the importance of a rapid start?
    • What are the guideline-recommended therapies for a rapid start?
    • What are the differences between them?