Weekend HIV 'Drug Holiday' Safe in Youths

February 25, 2015 9:28 PM

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Weekend HIV 'Drug Holiday' Safe in Youths

SEATTLE -- For some young people with HIV, taking a weekend off their medications appears to be safe, a researcher reported.

In a multinational, randomized trial, a 5-day treatment course with 2 days off was noninferior to continuous treatment in terms of the risk of virologic failure, according to Karina Butler, MD, of Our Lady's Children's Hospital in Dublin, Ireland.

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