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News From the Food and Drug Administration
May 21, 2019

Two-Drug Regimen for HIV

JAMA. 2019;321(19):1862. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.6188

The FDA has approved the first 2-drug regimen of dolutegravir and lamivudine for patients with treatment-naive HIV.

“Currently, the standard of care for patients who have never been treated is a three-drug regimen. With this approval, patients who have never been treated have the option of taking a two-drug regimen in a single tablet while eliminating additional toxicity and potential drug interactions from a third drug,” Debra Birnkrant, MD, director of the FDA’s Division of Antiviral Products, said in a statement.