Christophe Michau

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Most of the body's lymphoid tissue is in gut and constitutes an immense HIV reservoir. We quantified HIV-DNA in rectum and compared it with blood levels for 27 HIV-infected adults from different groups. We observed a large range of rectal and blood HIV-DNA levels. They were positively correlated (r = 0.841, P<0.0001). Long-term nonprogressors and patients(More)
The combination of tenofovir (TDF) and efavirenz (EFV) has not been associated with any pharmakokinetic interaction or with enhancement of neuropsychiatric disturbances. We report nine cases of neuropsychiatric intolerance occurring early after a switch from an antiretroviral regimen without TDF to an EFV and TDF-containing regimen. Nine HIV-1-infected(More)
Fourteen human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients receiving an atazanavir (ATV)-based antiretroviral regimen developed complicated cholelithiasis. ATV was found in biliary calculi in 8 of 11 cases: infrared spectrometry analysis of calculi revealed that ATV made up a median of 89% (range, 10%-100%) of the total calculus composition. Development(More)
Black yeasts including Exophiala species are increasingly recognized as agents of human disease. In recent years, progress in molecular phylogeny and taxonomy of the genus Exophiala has led to the description of numerous novel species. The 'classical' but highly variable species Exophiala jeanselmei was split into a number of morphological siblings, which,(More)
The gut-associated lymphoid tissue represents the largest reservoir of HIV-1. Improving knowledge of this reservoir by studying the diversity of viral population is a key step towards understanding the pathogenesis and dynamics of HIV. Obtaining samples is difficult and little information is available on gut viral quasispecies during the course of infection(More)
This cross-sectional study evaluates the prevalence and factors associated with sleep disturbances in French adult HIV-infected outpatients. Patients fullfilled a self-administered questionnaire on their health behavior, sleep attitudes (Pittsburgh sleep quality index, PSQI), quality of life and depression; 1354 patients were enrolled. Median sleeping time(More)
Due to its long half-life (25-30 hours) the once daily administration of nevirapine would appear logical but we do not have data regarding the tolerability and efficacy of this schedule. We have therefore tried to evaluate this schedule in 93 HIV-infected patients beginning a treatment containing nevirapine. The tolerability of once daily nevirapine was(More)
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