HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
New study shows patients more willing to consider self-injectable HIV therapy than many physicians anticipate

Initial results from the OpenMind study, the largest behavioural study to look at both patients' and physicians' perceptions of HIV care in treatment-experienced patients, were revealed today at EACS. The study's findings are anticipated to help physicians implement improved care to HIV patients and help pave the way for better acceptance and integration of other new innovative drugs such as monoclonal antibodies that are increasingly being developed for the management of HIV and other diseases.

The study was conceived to look at attitudes to FUZEON (enfuvirtide), the first approved HIV fusion inhibitor, and an important option for treatment-experienced patients who face HIV resistance. FUZEON presents unique challenges because it is the first self-injectable antiretroviral whereas all other treatments are oral.

Highlights from today's data show that:

  • Patients are more willing to consider and use self-injectable therapy than many physicians anticipate
  • Three-quarters (76%) of patients would consider using a self-injectable HIV therapy if their physician recommended it
  • Worryingly, only one quarter (28%) of patients who are potentially eligible for FUZEON had actually discussed this injectable option with their physicians
  • Only 10% of eligible patients were currently prescribed FUZEON, despite the fact that it is recommended in key international HIV treatment guidelines

This study also identifies some of the main reasons why many physicians may be reluctant to prescribe a treatment of proven efficacy and safety. The reasons include; the physicians' perception that patients would be reluctant to use a self-injectable therapy, the physicians' opinion that the patient would not be able to incorporate FUZEON into their lifestyle and the potential misconception that FUZEON is not appropriately recommended in guidelines.

"Physicians' best intentions in trying to match treatments t
'"/>

Contact: Kate Pogson
kate.pogson@ketchum.com
44-207-611-3552
Ketchum
18-Nov-2005


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Childhood obesity indicates greater risk of school absenteeism, Penn study reveals
2. Penn study finds pro-death proteins required to regulate healthy immune function
3. New study shows promise in reducing surgical risks associated with surgical bleeding
4. New study counts the economic cost of persistent pain in Australia
5. UCLA researchers awarded $9M contract for study identifiying antibiotic treatment for MRSA
6. Most seniors now have drug coverage, U-M study shows
7. To gain muscle and lose fat, drink milk: study
8. Wheres the beef? Not enough of it is on elders plates, muscle-metabolism study suggests
9. Even older women at high risk have little interest in being tested for HIV, study finds
10. Metabolic study in mice could lead to good cholesterol boosters
11. Michigan-CDC study supports value of social restrictions during influenza pandemics

Post Your Comments:
(Date:8/23/2014)... August 23, 2014 The report ... Trends & Forecasts to 2018” defines and segments ... forecasting of the global revenue and consumption. It ... global polycarbonate resin market with analysis of trends, ... segmented, and consumption and revenues are forecasted on ...
(Date:8/23/2014)... August 23, 2014 Having been in the ... hygienist from Arlington, Texas, saw a need for an effective ... "That’s when I came up with the idea for my ... an effective way for a user to clean the mouth ... carry multiple items. It also helps avoid plaque buildup and ...
(Date:8/23/2014)... (PRWEB) August 23, 2014 Legal ... system created by Greg Marks has been generating a ... this month. The commotion surrounding the new product has ... investigative review. , “In recent years the ... software systems, commonly referred to as robots or ‘bots,'” ...
(Date:8/23/2014)... 2014 Professional kitchen employees, prospective chefs ... in preparing for Food Safety Certification exams thanks to ... Dynamic Path. , Dynamic Path announced the release of ... than 200 review questions for culinary industry students and ... cover requirements of the ServSafe® Food Safety Certification, National ...
(Date:8/23/2014)... 23, 2014 Youth substance abuse is ... no different in Houston, TX. Substance abuse can happen ... to drug and alcohol dependency in higher numbers than ... beat substance abuse, but don’t know where to find ... can be a challenge because most treatment options are ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Polycarbonate Resin Market by Applications and Geography Projected to $18.3 Billion by 2018 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:Polycarbonate Resin Market by Applications and Geography Projected to $18.3 Billion by 2018 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Health News:Polycarbonate Resin Market by Applications and Geography Projected to $18.3 Billion by 2018 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Health News:Legal Insider Bot Review Examining Greg Marks’ Trading Software Released 2Health News:Food Handler Safety Certification Made Easy with Dynamic Path 2Health News:New Houston Hotline Assisting Juveniles in Locating Dependable Rehabilitation Help 2
(Date:8/21/2014)... Hermann Health System and The University of Texas ... to provide a new level of specialized breast screening at ... Houston area. Starting in ... professional breast radiology services for five of Memorial Hermann,s 10 ... Woodlands , Northeast, Southwest and Sugar Land ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... , Aug. 21, 2014 The spinal column is ... human body. Signals carried to and from the brain through ... and nervous system. Injury or ailment here can be life ... a loss of control over their body. Though back injury ... person,s life, there are more options available to make things ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... Aug. 21, 2014  Decision Resources Group finds ... Brazil and ... and commonly prescribe long-acting beta-agonist (LABA)- and long-acting ... so within current severe cost/coverage constraints. Therefore, new ... expected to launch in these countries—which will considerably ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Memorial Hermann, MD Anderson join forces to provide enhanced breast imaging services throughout the Greater Houston Region 2Memorial Hermann, MD Anderson join forces to provide enhanced breast imaging services throughout the Greater Houston Region 3Memorial Hermann, MD Anderson join forces to provide enhanced breast imaging services throughout the Greater Houston Region 4Don't Live in Pain: Four Life Improving Benefits of Back Surgery 2Novel Fixed-Dose Combinations for COPD in Brazil and Mexico Will Compete With Well-Established Therapies in an Environment Dominated by Aggressive Cost-Control Mechanisms 2Novel Fixed-Dose Combinations for COPD in Brazil and Mexico Will Compete With Well-Established Therapies in an Environment Dominated by Aggressive Cost-Control Mechanisms 3
Cached News: