The World's First HIV Vaccine Mimetic

A novel means to prevent HIV infection was developed at the University of Nebraska Medical Center that could allow people with or at risk of acquiring the virus to take medicines once a year. The advance has the potential to eliminate complications that arise from missing doses of life-saving medicines, according to the study published April 27 in Nature Materials, a leading peer-reviewed biomedical research journal.

Original research:
"A year-long extended release nanoformulated cabotegravir prodrug"
Nature Materials (April 27, 2020) 

News & Views:
"Long-acting antiretroviral therapy"
Nature Materials (July 23, 2020)

What others are saying:
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UNMC Today (April 28, 2020)

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Hamburg Reporter (April 27, 2020)

"UNMC develops potential new HIV treatment" 
Nebraska City News-Press (April 27, 2020)

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"Researchers develop a new, promising treatment for HIV"
News Medical (April 28, 2020)

"Potential new HIV treatment developed at UNMC"
Healthcanal (April 28, 2020)

"Top Kenyan scientist unveils ARV drug to be used once a year"
The Star, Nairobi, Kenya (April 28, 2020)

"Potential new HIV treatment developed at UNMC"
KMTV, Channel 3 (April 29, 2020)

"Researchers Move Toward Once-Yearly Treatment for HIV"
HealthDay (April 30, 2020)

"Researchers Move Toward Once-Yearly Treatment for HIV"
U.S. News & World Report (April 30, 2020)

"Will Kenyans afford the once-a-year-year ARV?"
The Star, Nairobi, Kenya (April 30, 2020)

"Researchers move toward once-yearly treatment for HIV"
UPI (April 30, 2020)

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PinkNews (May 1, 2020)

"HIV/AIDS Cure: Researchers reformulated HIV medication; Potential drug being tested at the University of Nebraska Medical Center"
EconoTimes (May 1, 2020)