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People with HIV with suppressed viral load and higher CD4 counts unlikely to need a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Multiple chronic conditions, older age or the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine might increase the need for a third dose People with HIV with well-controlled viral load on antiretroviral treatment have similar levels of antibodies to HIV-negative people after two doses of a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine and in most cases will not need a third dose, Canadian researchers report.… Read More »

Every-other-month injectable cabotegravir and rilpivirine suppresses viral load for two years

Long-acting cabotegravir (Vocabria) and rilpivirine (Rekambys) injections maintain viral suppression for two years, according to follow-up study results presented this week at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI). The European Medicines Agency (EMA) approved the injectable combination — the first complete HIV regimen that does not require daily pills — in December 2020.… Read More »