Delayed therapy start and antiretroviral therapy (ART) resistance are two common issues affecting up to 33% and 17% of patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), respectively. These patients commonly present with higher viral loads, lower CD4 T-cell count, and complications such as infections requiring acute treatment. For those patients presenting with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) or those who have breakthrough HIV, and who present with opportunistic infections and comorbidities requiring hospitalisation, ART treatments are limited.
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Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), one of most serious public health challenges in the world, has already affected approximately 37.6 million people across the globe in 2020 and new infections in 2020 are estimated to be 1.5 million. Bictegravir/ Emtricitabine/ tenofovir (BIC/TAF/FTC) is a fixed-dose combination tablet consisting of an integrase inhibitor and two nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors for the treatment of HIV infection. This HIV medication was approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) in 2018 due to the excellent efficacy outcomes in clinical trials. Real-world safety data of BIC/TAF/FTC was presented at the 18th European AIDS Conference in 2021 and summarised below.