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Newest HIV drugs should be used with FUZEON(R)

Data presented at IAS build a compelling case for FUZEON (enfuvirtide, formerly known as T-20) to be combined with the newest drugs to give patients facing resistance their best chance of achieving undetectable viral load ?the optimal treatment goal for all people living with HIV.

"Undetectable viral load should be the ultimate treatment goal for all triple-class experienced patients. FUZEON combined with the latest drugs now makes this much more achievable," explained Dr Mike Youle the Royal Free Hospital, London. "We are seeing a consistent FUZEON effect with these new drugs and I believe these data must change the way we manage triple class experienced patients facing HIV resistance and failing to reach undetectable viral load."

Studies presented this week show that when FUZEON was given in combination with the novel HIV medication, tipranavir, an impressive 70% of FUZEON naïve patients achieved a ten-fold reduction in their viral load and furthermore they also had double the increase in immune cell count1, compared to patients receiving tipranavir/r without FUZEON.

This adds to the growing body of evidence for the powerful "FUZEON effect" which has been seen across the RESIST 1 & 2, POWER 1 & 2 and TORO 1 & 2 studies, where adding FUZEON was seen to almost double the number of patients reaching undetectable, when combined with one of the latest boosted PIs such as lopinavir/r, tipranavir/r or TMC 114/r.

Doctors underestimate significant "FUZEON effect"

Surprisingly, of the 560 doctors surveyed onsite this week at the IAS conference, three quarters (75%) underestimated the "FUZEON effect" seen in both RESIST2 and POWER3 studies.

Latest data adds to growing Body of Evidence ?Latest Boosted Protease Inhibitors (lopinavir/r, tipranavir/r and TMC 114/r) all work best in combination with FUZEON

RESIST Phase III tipranavir trials
Over 24 weeks, almost double the proportion of patients who received
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