Drug approved for HIV prevention

Tuesday 21 December 2021

United States

People at risk of infection from the HIV-1 virus have a new option for preventing the disease following US Food and Drug Administration approval of Apretude (cabotegravir extended release injectable suspension), developed by ViiV Healthcare. Apretude is a long-acting anti-viral medication which inhibits HIV replication by preventing the viral DNA from integrating into the genetic material of human immune cells.