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OBJECTIVES To evaluate simplified protease inhibitor (PI)-sparing antiretroviral treatment versus lipid-lowering therapy for the management of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART)-induced hyperlipidaemia. DESIGN Randomized, open-label clinical trial assessing the efficacy on hyperlipidaemia of a switching therapy from PI to non-nucleoside reverse(More)
Sixteen HIV-infected patients with protease inhibitor (PI)-related, persisting hypercholesterolaemia were treated with 10 mg a day rosuvastatin for 24 weeks. At the end of the observation period, the median reductions in total cholesterol and triglyceride levels versus median baseline values were 21.7 and 30.1%, respectively (P < 0.01). In our small pilot(More)
The use of new potent protease inhibitor-based antiretroviral therapies in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection has been increasingly associated with cardiovascular risk factors, including hyperlipidaemia, fat redistribution syndrome, insulin resistance, and diabetes mellitus. The introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy(More)
South Africa has the highest prevalence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in the world. The improved life expectancy, due to the recent introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), may lead to an increased health burden related to metabolic disorders, resulting in an increased pressure on health-care services. The main(More)
A cross-sectional study was performed to evaluate classical risk factors for cardiovascular diseases and subclinical atherosclerosis by carotid ultrasonography in HIV-positive subjects, naïve or treated with antiretroviral agents. A total of 66 patients were enrolled into the study: 21 subjects were naïve to all antiretroviral agents (group A) and 45(More)
Recent data indicate that fosamprenavir/ritonavir as part of an initial antiretroviral regimen in HIV-1-infected patients is associated with favourable efficacy and tolerability and in the KLEAN study (kaletra versus lexiva with epivir and abacavir in antiretroviral-naive patients) it was found to be non-inferior to lopinavir/ritonavir in association with(More)
Highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) including protease inhibitors (PIs) has been independently associated with an abnormal lipid profile, and recent studies have shown an increased risk of cardiovascular complications in patients with prolonged exposure to HAART. Aim of our open-label, randomized, prospective study is to evaluate the role of(More)
The most serious adverse event caused by abacavir is the hypersensitivity reaction, which is usually associated with the presence of the human leukocyte antigen (HLA) subtype B*5701, as shown in recent studies. We describe the case of a 41-year-old Caucasian female patient, who tested HLA-B*5701 negative and developed fever and severe skin rash 10 weeks(More)