Clinical Experience of Raltegravir with Abacavir/Lamivudine or Zidovudine/Lamivudine in HIV-Infected Korean Adults

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Abstract

The efficacy and safety of raltegravir (RAL) with tenofovir (TDF)/emtricitabine (FTC) have been well studied in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients. However, limited clinical data are available on the use of RAL with abacavir (ABC)/lamivudine (3TC) or zidovudine (ZDV)/3TC. We investigated HIV-1-infected Korean adults, including 13 antiretroviral-naïve patients and 15 antiretroviral-experienced patients, treated with RAL plus ABC/3TC or ZDV/3TC. Virological suppression was achieved in 12 of the 13 (92%) antiretroviral-naïve patients within 24 weeks and in all (100%) patients within 96 weeks. In 13 of the 15 treatment-experienced patients, ritonavir-boosted lopinavir (LPV/r) was replaced with RAL because of hyperlipidemia (<i>n</i> = 11) and diarrhea (<i>n</i> = 2). A significant decrease in median total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and triglyceride levels was observed in these patients (<i>P <</i> 0.01, each). No adverse event related to RAL was observed in any of the 28 patients. The RAL plus ABC/3TC or ZDV/3TC regimens were effective and safe in antiretroviral-naïve Korean HIV-infected patients, and replacing LPV/r with RAL significantly improved lipid abnormalities in patients previously treated with regimens including LPV/r.

Journal

  • Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases

    Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases 66(4), 317-319, 2013

    National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases Editorial Committee

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    130003381695
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA1132885X
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • ISSN
    1344-6304
  • NDL Article ID
    024716462
  • NDL Call No.
    Z53-C450
  • Data Source
    NDL  J-STAGE 
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