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FDA Approves Drug to Treat Infants and Children with HIV

June 12, 2020

Via: BioSpace

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Tivicay (dolutegravir) tablets and Tivicay PD (dolutegravir) tablets for suspension to treat HIV-1 infection in pediatric patients at least four weeks old and weighing at least 3 kg (6.61 pounds) in combination with other antiretroviral treatments.

“For babies and young children with HIV, getting treatment early is very important. HIV can progress more quickly in children than adults,” said Debra Birnkrant, M.D., director of the Division of Antivirals in FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research.

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