Gilead Sciences, Inc. announced the upcoming presentation of new clinical data and real-world evidence (RWE) from its antiviral research and development programs at the 31st Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2024) taking place from March 3-6. The data from nearly eighty studies across HIV, COVID-19 and viral hepatitis include late-breaking data, four oral presentations, and reflect Gilead?s commitment to address the evolving needs of a diverse range of people and communities affected by some of the world?s most challenging viruses. Scientific discovery in HIV treatment is a pillar of Gilead?s commitment to help end the epidemic. At CROI 2024, presented study results and analyses will include further evaluation of Biktarvy® (bictegravir 50 mg/emtricitabine 200 mg/tenofovir alafenamide 25 mg tablets, B/F/TAF) as a long-term treatment option for a broad range of people with HIV who may also have common comorbidities and other specific health needs.

Outcomes from pipeline research studies will also provide insights into investigational treatment candidates, including the novel combination regimen of lenacapavir plus bictegravir. Additionally, key findings from a study evaluating the investigational combination of lenacapavir with broadly neutralizing antibodies (bNAbs) will be featured in a late-breaker oral presentation. A late-breaker oral presentation of Week 24 data from the ongoing Phase 2 study evaluating an investigational once-weekly oral combination regimen of islatravir and lenacapavir will also be presented.

Specifically, Biktarvy presentations will include a two-year analysis of data from the Phase 3 ALLIANCE trial evaluating factors associated with hepatitis B (HBV) treatment response in adults with HIV-1/HBV co-infection initiating treatment. Additionally, a late-breaker oral presentation of Week 24 data from the INSIGHT trial evaluating Biktarvy in people with HIV and tuberculosis will be presented. Gilead will also present outcomes from the ARTISTRY-1 Phase 2/3 study investigating the efficacy and safety of switching from a complex stable baseline regimen to an investigational once-daily single-tablet regimen of lenacapavir and bictegravir.

Additional lenacapavir data presented at CROI 2024 will evaluate the efficacy and safety of the novel antiviral agent in combination with broadly neutralizing antibodies teropavimab (GS-5423) and zinlirvimab (GS-2872) as a potential long-acting treatment regimen with twice-yearly dosing. Additional HIV treatment research pipeline findings include an oral presentation of new proof-of-concept data on GS-1720, a novel once-weekly integrase strand transfer inhibitor and PRESTIGIO registry data evaluating sensitivity to broadly neutralizing antibodies teropavimab (GS-5423) and zinlirvimab (GS-2872) in people with multi-drug resistant HIV. Gilead remains committed to understanding the COVID-19 treatment landscape and will present multiple RWE analyses, including on the impact of Veklury® (remdesivir) in reducing mortality in immunocompromised people hospitalized for COVID-19 during the Omicron period.

Gilead will also present a study on the disparities in COVID-19 treatment initiation by race and ethnicity among hospitalized patients and one on the effect of Veklury on long-COVID among people hospitalized with COVID-19. Additional presentations will include RWE of Veklury in combination with dexamethasone for the treatment of COVID-19, and study results from kidney transplant patients hospitalized with COVID-19. Gilead will present new data evaluating the safety and efficacy of Hepcludex® (bulevirtide) in people living with the coinfections of HIV, hepatitis B (HBV) and hepatitis delta (HDV).

The aim of this 96-week analysis from the Phase 3 MYR301 study is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of Hepcludex (2 mg or 10 mg) in patients with HIV/HBV/HDV coinfection. A separate analysis of RWE will examine liver-related events in people living with HIV/HBV coinfection with and without HDV. Since limited data is available to describe the natural history of triple infection with HBV/HIV/HDV, this retrospective cohort study, conducted using HealthVerity claims data from the US, evaluates baseline liver health, HDV prevalence, and the risk of liver-related events in individuals with HBV/HIV with or without HDV.