Gilead’s Lenacapavir On The Move Again As FDA Lifts Clinical Hold
The long-acting HIV drug’s greatest potential is for pre-exposure prophylaxis, where it would compete against ViiV’s long-acting injectable Apretude.
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A first-in-class capsid inhibitor, lenacapavir is a linchpin of Gilead’s long-term strategy in HIV treatment and prevention, but has faced regulatory setbacks in the US.
Gilead execs Jared Baeten and Tomas Cihlar talk to Scrip about how the company, still the leader in HIV, is working toward less-frequent dosing, providing PrEP for broader populations and maybe finding a cure for HIV infection.
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