HPTN Announces Initiation of HPTN 084: First Large-Scale Study in Women of a Long-Acting Injectable to Prevent HIV

HPTN 084
Nov 29, 2017

The HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) today announced the initiation of HPTN 084, a Phase 3 double-blind safety and efficacy study of long-acting injectable cabotegravir (CAB) compared to a combination of daily oral tenofovir disoproxil fumarate 300 mg plus emtricitabine 200 mg (TDF/FTC). The study is the first large-scale clinical trial of a long-acting injectable medication for HIV prevention in sexually active women. If found to be safe and effective for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), injectable CAB may be an easier, more desirable, discreet alternative to daily oral TDF/FTC for some women.