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Safety and efficacy of maraviroc (MVC) combined with multiple different therapeutic agents in highly treatment-experienced (TE) patients in Brazil
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Published: 8 November 2010
MVC is the first-in-class CCR5 antagonist approved for use in treatment of CCR5-tropic (R5) HIV-1 infection; however, there is limited experience with MVC in regimens containing newer PIs and other new agents. This open-label 96-week multi-center study evaluates MVC in a variety of regimens to obtain additional safety and efficacy data in TE patients with limited options due to intolerance or resistance in Brazil.
Adult TE patients with R5 HIV-1 only (HIV-1 RNA >1000 cp/mL) received MVC 150-600mg (based on concomitant ARV) twice daily, combined with optimized background therapy (OBT). Every 12 weeks, safety parameters (primary endpoint), HIV RNA, and CD4 counts were assessed; we report data at 48 weeks.
In highly TE patients, regimens combining MVC with different agents from multiple classes were well tolerated and provided marked antiviral and immunologic responses.
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