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Long-term option for dealing with HIV studied by researchers

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Research is being carried out into a new option for the treatment of patients with HIV.

Instead of taking oral antivirals daily, Dr. Nonglin Mel of Broward Health’s Comprehensive Care Center said a National Institutes of Health study is investigating an injectable treatment that can be given every two months.

“It can definitely change a person’s mindset so that they can just go about their daily lives and do their thing. They just come in every two months, get their injection, get tested, make sure everything is okay, and then go about their day,” Mel said.

While the study is in the early stages, the researchers said it’s possible the injectable antiviral therapy could result in prolonged HIV suppression if given in the early stages of infection.

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