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BACKGROUND According to guidelines, treatment of HCV infection should be considered a priority in HIV-HCV-coinfected patients. METHODS This multicentre study includes HIV-HCV-coinfected patients diagnosed since 2001 in 14 participating centres in Austria and Germany. Demographic and virological data were recorded. Factors associated with non-initiation of(More)
BACKGROUND The effect of interleukin-2 (IL-2) in combination with antiretroviral therapy on HIV-1 replication and reservoirs was investigated. METHODS In a prospective, open-label trial, 56 asymptomatic HIV-1-infected subjects (CD4 T cell count > 350 x 10(6) cells/l) were randomized to highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART: stavudine, lamivudine,(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate safety and efficacy of the protease inhibitor combination ritonavir/indinavir 100/800 mg twice daily plus 2-3 nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTI) in antiretroviral-naive patients. METHODS Within this open-label, uncontrolled multicentre trial, antiretroviral-naive patients (n = 57) with median baseline HIV-RNA of(More)
OBJECTIVES HIV-coinfection accelerates the course of HCV-related liver disease. Since, highly active anti-retroviral therapy significantly improved survival of HIV-patients more coinfected patients develop end stage liver disease. Therefore, treatment options for chronic hepatitis C in HIV-coinfected patients need to be evaluated. METHODS Efficacy and(More)
Three HIV-infected patients with chronic hepatitis B (genotype A) were switched to adefovir therapy after unsuccessful lamivudine treatment. Surprisingly, adefovir therapy failed, although none of the virus isolates displayed mutations known to be associated with adefovir resistance (A181V, N236T). In two isolates we identified hepatitis B virus DNA(More)
OBJECTIVES Outbreaks of sexually transmitted acute HCV infection have been described recently in several cities in the western world. The epidemic affects mainly MSM who are coinfected with HIV and is supposably linked to certain sexual risk practices. Here, we compared our findings with current knowledge and recommendations. METHODS HIV-positive patients(More)
BACKGROUND Resistance-associated mutations in HIV-1 evolve even under highly active antiretroviral therapy. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the clinical efficacy of genotypic-resistance testing (GRT), to estimate the potential of a given antiretroviral therapy for prevention of further resistance mutations. STUDY DESIGN Ten patients were treated prospectively(More)
A retrospective chart analysis of 66 human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1)-infected patients whose treatment was switched from stavudine to tenofovir without any other treatment changes was conducted. The mean total cholesterol values decreased significantly within 3 months after the tenofovir substitution and remained significantly less than baseline(More)
This double-blind trial compared the clinical and mycological efficacy and safety of itraconazole oral solution with those of fluconazole capsules in the treatment of oropharyngeal candidiasis in patients with AIDS. A total of 244 patients were enrolled and randomized to one of three groups for treatment with itraconazole oral solution (100 mg twice daily(More)