Early Antiretroviral Therapy (ART):
Zidovudine (AZT) is the first medication approved for the treatment of HIV-11
Combinations of certain ARTs are effective regimens, but may require multiple pills taken more than once a day1
Single-tablet, 3-drug regimens achieve virologic suppression with 1 pill taken once per day1
A Complete, Dolutegravir-Based, 2-Drug Regimen:
The first dolutegravir-based, 2-drug regimen in 1 tablet indicated for virologically suppressed adult patients with HIV-1
HAART=highly active antiretroviral therapy; STRs=single-tablet regimens.
Many Patients Could Be on ART for 40 or More Years2
How can limiting the number of medications in an HIV-1 regimen impact a patient over the length of treatment?
- FDA-approved HIV medicines. Accessed October 14, 2021. https://hivinfo.nih.gov/understanding-hiv/fact-sheets/fda-approved-hiv-medicines.
- Nakagawa F, Lodwick R, Smith C, et al. Projected life expectancy of people with HIV according to timing of diagnosis. AIDS. 2012;26(3):335-343. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0b013e32834dcec9