More than 50 HIV treatments in development, report finds

There are 52 medicines and vaccines currently in development to treat or prevent HIV, according to a collaborative report released by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America in association with The AIDS Institute.

The 52 investigational HIV drugs include 32 antiretrovirals and antivirals, 16 vaccines and four cell therapies.

"Scientific innovations like ART medicines have dramatically altered the treatment paradigm for people living with HIV/AIDS, who can now live longer, healthier lives. And, now we have medications like PrEP (Pre-exposure prophylaxis), that actually prevent HIV transmission," said Carl Schmid, deputy executive director of The AIDS Institute. "While we are excited for the robust pipeline in the treatment and prevention of HIV/AIDS, and patients' lives continue to improve, it's still crucial that we increase awareness and education about the virus, stress the importance of getting tested and seek to end the stigma associated with HIV/AIDS."

To read the full report, click here.

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