Sampson MR, Troy SB, Belew Y, Arya V, Struble KA. Considerations and challenges in developing novel long-acting antiretrovirals modalities for treatment and prevention of HIV-1 infection: a regulatory perspective. Curr Opin HIV AIDS. 2019 Sep 3. doi: 10.1097/COH.0000000000000587. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 31483323.
PURPOSE OF REVIEW:
Outline some regulatory considerations and scientific challenges related to the development of long-acting antiretrovirals (ARVs) for the treatment and prevention of HIV-1 infection.
Poor adherence to oral ARV regimens continues to pose challenges for effective treatment and prevention of HIV-1 infection. The development of long-acting ARV modalities for treatment and prevention of HIV-1 infection is emerging as a promising alternative to the current treatment and prevention paradigm and has gained considerable interest.
The development of long-acting ARVs can present some unique drug development challenges. Advance planning and prioritization of studies early in development can facilitate the development of long-acting ARVs for the prevention and treatment of HIV-1 infection for all populations, including pediatric patients and pregnant women.