HIV sufferers have been given hope of a more efficient treatment, after wide-scale tests on a breakthrough pill.
The new 'Quad' pill was found to be faster acting and have fewer side-effects compared to two widely-used drug regimens.
And an extra bonus for those who need to take it, the solitary once-a-day pill removes the need for an array of drugs on a daily basis.
Sufferers must rigidly adhere to their HIV medication routine because missed doses can quickly lead to the virus becoming resistant to the medication, making them more vulnerable to a progression of their illness.
But now results from two large international trials, published in The Lancet, revealed that Quad was an 'important new treatment option' that could improve compliance with treatment.
The human immunodeficiency virus weakens the ability to fight infections and disease, such as cancer. AIDS marks the final stage when the body can no longer battle life-threatening illnesses.
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