CROI 2015: Weekends Off Treatment Works Well for Some Young People with HIV [VIDEO]


Taking breaks from antiretroviral therapy on the weekend did not lead to viral rebound or other problems for adolescents and young adults who had prolonged viral suppression on efavirenz-based regimens, according to a presentation at the 2015 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) this week in Seattle.

Karina Butler from Columbia University in New York presented the findings and summarized them at a CROI press conference.

For more information about the study and its findings, see Week-on, Weekend-Off HIV Treatment Controls Viral Load in Young People.

[Karina Butler, CROI press conference, February 24, 2015]



K Butler for BREATHER Trial Team. ART With Weekends Off Is Noninferior to Continuous ART in Young People on EFV+2NRTI. 2015 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections. Seattle, February 23-24, 2015. Abstract 38LB.