Gilead Sciences, Inc. (GILD)’s Boosting Agent Cobicistat for HIV Therapy as Effective as Ritonavir in Pivotal Phase 3 Study  
7/24/2012 10:03:45 AM

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq:GILD) today announced full clinical trial results from a pivotal Phase 3 study evaluating cobicistat, a pharmacoenhancing or “boosting” agent for HIV therapy, compared to ritonavir, which is currently the only agent used to boost certain antiretroviral treatment regimens. The study found that an HIV regimen containing a cobicistat-boosted protease inhibitor was non-inferior to a regimen containing a ritonavir-boosted protease inhibitor at 48 weeks of therapy. The findings will be presented today in an oral session (abstract #TUAB0103) at the 19th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) taking place in Washington, D.C.