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Evaluation of metabolic factors and elevated γ-glutamyltransferase (GGT) levels as independent predictors of treatment failure in a thoroughly documented cohort of HIV-/HCV-coinfected patients (HIV/HCV). Sixty-four HIV/HCV patients treated with pegylated interferon-α-2a plus ribavirin (PEGIFN + RBV) at the Medical University of Vienna within a prospective(More)
OBJECTIVES Antiviral treatment with pegIFN/RBV decreases ANC and CD4+ cell count. An association between neutropenia, a low CD4+ cell count and infections has not been demonstrated so far in HIV-HCV coinfected patients. METHODS The incidence, type, and severity of infections were recorded in 85 HIV-HCV coinfected and 164 monoinfected patients receiving(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the association of smoking with the interferon-gamma (IFN-γ) release assay and tuberculin skin test (TST) results in a comparative study on the detection of latent tuberculous infection (LTBI) in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) 1-infected individuals. METHODS In this cross-sectional study, 305 HIV-1-infected subjects were tested by(More)
Results In January 2010, 155 out of a total of 994 HIV-1infected subjects (16%) under regular observation at the HIV outpatient clinic of the Vienna General Hospital were ART-naïve. 47.7% (74/155) of individuals had at least one EACSdefined risk factor. Immediate initiation of ART was indicated in 10 subjects with symptomatic HIV-disease (6.5%). Of the(More)
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