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BACKGROUND Transient elastometry (TE) is accurate for detecting significant liver fibrosis and cirrhosis in hepatitis C virus (HCV)-monoinfected patients. However, this procedure has been insufficiently validated in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and HCV coinfection. The purpose of this study was to validate reported cutoff values of TE(More)
OBJECTIVE To provide information about the incidence and predictors of liver decompensation and death due to liver failure in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients with compensated hepatitis C virus (HCV)-related cirrhosis. METHODS Prospective cohort study of 154 HIV-HCV-coinfected patients with a new diagnosis of Child-Pugh-Turcotte (CPT)(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare the response to hepatitis C virus (HCV) therapy among human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/HCV co-infected patients receiving a nucleos(t)ide reverse transcriptase inhibitor [N(t)RTI] backbone consisting of abacavir plus lamivudine with that observed in subjects who receive tenofovir plus lamivudine or emtricitabine. METHODS A total of(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the liver safety of raltegravir-including combinations in HIV/hepatitis C virus (HCV) co-infected patients. METHODS Grade 3-4 transaminase elevations (TEs) and grade 4 total bilirubin elevations (TBEs) were assessed during 12 months in 108 HIV/HCV co-infected patients starting antiretroviral therapy including raltegravir in a(More)
OBJECTIVES The rs12979860 variant, linked to IL28B gene, predicts sustained viral response (SVR) to pegylated-interferon/ribavirin (pegIFN/RBV) therapy in Hepatitis C Virus genotype 1 or 4 (HCV-1/4)-infected patients. Recently, a functional variant, ss469415590, in linkage disequilibrium (LD) with rs12979860, has been discovered. Our objective was to assess(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy and safety of pegylated interferon (IFN) plus ribavirin (RBV) in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV)-coinfected patients with severe immunodeficiency in a clinical cohort. BACKGROUND. A total of 542 HIV-infected patients receiving treatment with pegylated IFN plus RBV(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the incidence of and risk factors for severe hepatotoxicity of nelfinavir-containing regimens among human immunodeficiency virus/hepatitis C virus (HIV/HCV)-coinfected patients with known stage of liver fibrosis. METHODS All HIV/HCV-coinfected patients were monitored for a period of 12 months after starting nelfinavir-containing(More)
The implementation of hepatitis C (HCV) direct-acting antiviral drugs is prioritized in several populations in which its application provides the most immediate and impactful benefit. In this scenario, a precise knowledge of the situation of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/HCV chronic co-infection is required to adequately address this disease. This(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Significant controversy still exists about ritonavir-boosted protease inhibitor monotherapy (mtPI/rtv) as a simplification strategy that is used up to now to treat patients that have not experienced previous virological failure (VF) while on protease inhibitor (PI) -based regimens. We have evaluated the effectiveness of two mtPI/rtv(More)
BACKGROUND Our objective was to assess the predictive value of the changes of liver stiffness (LS) for clinical outcome in HIV/HCV-coinfected patients with compensated liver cirrhosis and a LS value < 40 kPa. METHODS Prospective cohort of 275 HIV/HCV-coinfected patients with cirrhosis, no previous liver decompensation (LD) and LS < 40 kPa. The time from(More)