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0314. Efficacy and safety of peginterferon alfa-2a + RBV in cHCV/HIV- vs cHCV-infected patients: interim analysis of a multicenter German cohort
© Rockstroh et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2010
Published: 8 November 2010
Purpose of the study
Eradicating cHCV is necessary for the subsequent management of patients with HIV and every HIV/HCV co-infected patient should be considered for treatment. We describe differences between cHCV mono-infected and cHCV/HIV co-infected patients in baseline factors and outcome of cHCV-treatment with peginterferon alfa 2a + RBV in the worldwide largest cHCV cohort.
Noninterventional prospective multicenter German cohort, started January 2008 and still recruiting. Interim analysis of cHCV patients, stratified for cHCV mono-infection and cHCV/HIV co-infection. The results are based on a cross-sectional analysis of all available data in April 2010.
In this preliminary analysis HCV/HIV co-infected patients seemed to respond similar according to RVR and EVR in GT1/4/5/6 as HCV-mono infected patients on HCV-treatment. Treatment discontinuation due to non-response and patient request was much more common in the co-infected group. Other reasons for discontinuation like tolerability and compliance are equal in both arms.A more detailed analysis, in particular the influence of the HIV-ART on HCV-therapy outcome, may help interpreting these data. An updated analysis will be presented.
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