Plasma raltegravir exposure influences the antiviral activity and selection of resistance mutations.

Raltegravir (RAL) resistance is associated with the selection of integrase mutations at positions 92, 143, 148, and/or 155. A substantial proportion of RAL failures, however, occurs in the absence of these changes. An examination of RAL plasma concentrations may help in interpreting this observation. All early RAL virological failures seen at 22 clinics in… CONTINUE READING