Dolutegravir-based HIV treatment is better for babies and young children
Babies and young children treated with the anti-HIV drug dolutegravir, in combination with other anti-HIV drugs, are more likely to keep the virus under control, compared to those treated with standard anti-HIV treatment combinations. This is according to results from...
Double dose of dolutegravir to treat HIV in children also being treated for tuberculosis
Results from a substudy of the ODYSSEY trial show that children being treated for tuberculosis (TB) and HIV at the same time can safely have the anti-HIV medicine dolutegravir twice a day. These results were published yesterday in The Lancet HIV journal. Around 50,000...
Easy-to-take medicine better at suppressing HIV in children
A once-a-day antiretroviral medicine that is low-cost and easy for children to take is also more effective at suppressing HIV than standard treatments, according to a global trial led by researchers at UCL.
ODYSSEY trial wins 2021 Hector Award
It was announced at the 8th European AIDS Conference that the laureates of the Hector Research Award in HIV 2021 in clinical and/or epidemiological science was received Angela Colbers and David Burger on behalf of the ODYSSEY trial team! The winning paper Simplified...
New findings from the ODYSSEY trial confirm superiority of dolutegravir-based ART in younger children – A story by WHO
The World Health Organization (WHO), welcomes new findings presented at the International Pediatric HIV Workshop yesterday, on the superiority of dolutegravir (DTG) -based regimens in young children.
ODYSSEY team at Radboud receives the RIHS Societal Award 2020
Contributions made by the ODYSSEY trial have not gone unnoticed and as a result, has earned researchers the Radboud Institute for Health Sciences Societal Impact Award.
ODYSSEY trial finds new drug is better for treating children living with HIV
The anti-HIV drug Dolutegravir improves outcomes for children with HIV infection when given in a 3-drug anti-HIV combination. These results come from the ODYSSEY trial which was presented at the Conference
New European-African Project that will develop UNIVERSAL treatments for children living with HIV
UNIVERSAL, the newly funded European-African clinical research partnership will develop, evaluate and register two new antiretroviral formulations for infants and children newly diagnosed with HIV initiating antiretroviral therapy, and for children failing...
EU grants Marketing Authorisation to first-ever dispersible-tablet dolutegravir
On 12 January 2021, the European Medicine Agency approved the use of dolutegravir 5mg dispersible tablets for treating HIV in young children living in Europe.
Cheaper HIV treatment for children: a report in the Lancet
With the world engulfed by the COVID-19 pandemic, you may not have heard about some of the breakthroughs