S Köppe

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OBJECTIVE In this paper, we describe the main objectives, the study design and the onset of the patient cohort of the German Competence Network for HIV/AIDS (KompNet) (www.kompetenznetz-hiv.de). Furthermore, we depict sociodemographic and clinical baseline characteristics and an estimation of the coverage and representativity as to the composition of(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)
Objectives Before initiating an antiretroviral combination therapy which includes Maraviroc as one of its components, a coreceptor tropism test has to be performed. As Mara-viroc is only effective against HIV strains that are using CCR5 as coreceptor a thoroughly validated and reliable assay should be performed. In case of treatment change due to toxicity,(More)
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