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December 18, 2009

Most NNRTI-experienced patients in southern Africa will benefit from etravirine

"Nearly all patients in southern Africa who have received treatment with the NNRTIs efavirenz or nevirapine would benefit from therapy with etravirine, a study published in the December 15th edition of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes suggests.

"Over 90% of patients previously exposed to efavirenz or nevirapine in the southern African treatment programmes will remain susceptible to etravirine despite prolonged exposure to first-line NNRTI-based regimens", comment the investigators."

Read more in Aidsmap, December 18, 2009.