GSK starts big African
study of injectable drug to prevent HIV
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[November 30, 2017] (Reuters)
- ViiV Healthcare, GlaxoSmithKline Plc's
HIV unit, said on Thursday it started an African study to evaluate
long-acting injectable drug for the prevention of HIV infection in
sexually active women.
The cabotegravir study seeks to enrol 3,200 women aged 18 to 45
years from sub-Saharan African countries, ViiV Healthcare said in a
The HPTN 084 Phase III study will evaluate injections given every
two months, ViiV Healthcare said.
The study is being conducted through a public-private funding by
ViiV Healthcare, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious
Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH),
and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the company said.
Viiv Healthcare in 2016 had started a large study on HIV-uninfected
men and transgender women who have sex with men to test an
experimental long-acting injection for preventing the virus that
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(Reporting by Subrat Patnaik in Bengaluru; Editing by Akshay Lodaya)
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