Adele McCormick

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BACKGROUND Major protease mutations are rarely observed following failure with protease inhibitors (PI), and other viral determinants of failure to PI are poorly understood. We therefore characterized Gag-Protease phenotypic susceptibility in subtype A and D viruses circulating in East Africa following viral rebound on PIs. METHODS Samples from baseline(More)
Around 2.5 million HIV-infected individuals failing first-line therapy qualify for boosted protease inhibitor (bPI)-based second-line therapy globally. Major resistance mutations are rarely present at treatment failure in patients receiving bPI and the determinants of failure in these patients remain unknown. There is evidence that Gag can impact PI(More)
The title of this article should include " HIV-1. " The correct title is: Evidence for Reduced HIV-1 Drug Susceptibility without Emergence of Major Protease Mutations following Protease Copyright: © 2016 Sutherland et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use,(More)
Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the IL28B gene were shown to have limited utility in predicting response to telaprevir and boceprevir in treatment of chronic HCV infection in clinical trials. Data outside of the clinical trial setting are lacking. We assessed the value of single and combined IL28B SNPs rs12979860 and rs8099917 genotypes in(More)
In recent years antiretroviral availability and access has become more prevalent in resource poor settings, whilst the availability of access to HIV-1 drug resistance testing remains limited and patients are often started on therapy or switched when failing without a resistance test. Proviral DNA has been proposed as a source of archived resistance(More)
INTRODUCTION Next-generation sequencing (NGS) is capable of detecting resistance-associated mutations (RAMs) present at frequencies of 1% or below. Several studies have found that baseline low-frequency RAMs are associated with failure to first-line HAART. One major limitation to the expansion of this technology in routine diagnostics is the complexity and(More)
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