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BACKGROUND Hepatitis C virus (HCV) and HIV coinfection constitutes an important epidemiological and clinical problem. We evaluated the safety and efficacy of Pegylated interferon alpha2b (Peg-IFN) and a fixed dose of ribavirin in the treatment of chronic hepatitis C in HIV coinfection. METHODS Open, prospective study in HCV-HIV coinfected patients with(More)
BACKGROUND Prior attempts to reduce the number of drugs needed to maintain viral suppression in patients with suppressed HIV replication while receiving three antiretroviral drugs have been unsuccessful. METHODS In 205 patients with suppressed HIV replication on lopinavir-ritonavir and two nucleosides, this randomized, open-label, non-inferiority clinical(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the 12-month evolution of lipid profile in HIV-infected virologically suppressed patients substituting tenofovir for stavudine. DESIGN AND METHODS 'Recover' was a prospective, multicenter, switch study conducted at 120 HIV units across Spain designed to identify single nucleoside analogue substitution due to adverse events in real(More)
BACKGROUND The prevalence of transmitted HIV drug resistance (TDR) is stabilizing or decreasing in developed countries. However, this trend is not specifically evaluated among immigrants from regions without well-implemented antiretroviral strategies. METHODS TDR trends during 1996-2010 were analyzed among naïve HIV-infected patients in Spain, considering(More)
BACKGROUND Mood disorders and other neuropsychiatric disorders are common adverse events limiting tolerability of alpha-interferon (IFN) therapy for hepatitis C virus (HCV). Because efavirenz (EFV) frequently produces neuropsychiatric side effects, we studied the effect of EFV in the incidence of these side effects in HIV/HCV patients receiving IFN. (More)
The prevalence of etravirine resistance mutations was examined in genotypes derived from 1343 HIV-infected patients failing nevirapine or efavirenz in the resistance database of the Spanish AIDS Research Network (ResRIS). Overall, etravirine-resistant genotypes were recognized in 18.7% of patients, with no significant differences between failures under(More)
BACKGROUND Migration is a growing phenomenon with a well-known impact in infectious diseases epidemiology. Currently, immigrants represent almost 10% of the Spanish population. The majority come from countries where the prevalence of chronic viral illnesses is higher than in Spain. METHODS To describe clinicoepidemiological features of human(More)
OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to evaluate the incidence, prevalence and clinical consequences of virological failure (VF) to raltegravir-based regimens in Spain. METHODS A multicentre, retrospective, observational study was performed in 10 tertiary hospitals (January 2006 to June 2013). The study included HIV-1-infected patients with loss of(More)
There are no data about the optimal supplementation therapy in HIV-infected patients with vitamin D (25OHD) deficiency. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of an oral monthly dose of 16,000 IU calcidiol. We performed a longitudinal cohort study of 365 HIV-infected patients (24 % females) was with sequential determinations of 25OHD, serum(More)