Long-term clinical experience with darunavir (2007–2015) in a large cohort of HIV-infected patients in Spain authors
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TitleLong-term clinical experience with darunavir (2007–2015) in a large cohort of HIV-infected patients in Spain authors
Pernas B, Grandal M, Tabernilla A, et al. Long-term clinical experience with darunavir (2007–2015) in a large cohort of HIV-infected patients in Spain authors. J Med Vir. 2016;88(12):2125-31
[Abstract] The clinical experience with the protease inhibitor darunavir/ritonavir (DRV/r) was retrospectively evaluated in a cohort of 173 HIV+ patients who initiated antiretroviral treatment including DRV/r (period 2007–2015). The 43.2% had a CD4 nadir ≤100 cells/mm3, 64.1% were treatment-experienced, and 36.5% had failed to >3 lines of antiretroviral therapy. Nonetheless, the rate of virological suppression (HIV-RNA <50 copies/ml) in naïve patients was 63%, 66.7%, and 63.6% at 48, 96, and 144 weeks, respectively. The rate of virological suppression in treatment-experienced patients was 62.7%, 78.7%, and 79.1% at 48, 96, and 144 weeks, respectively. No differences were observed according to the immunovirological status neither dosage of DRV/r. Most of them (82.6%) maintained DRV/r treatment. Causes for DRV/r discontinuation were mainly gastrointestinal and cutaneous adverse events (10.5%), switch to simplification treatment strategies (3.5%) and virological failure (1.7%). These findings demonstrate the prolonged efficacy and tolerability of DRV/r even in multi-treated HIV+ patients with an unfavorable immunovirological status.
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