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ACTG A randomized treatment-naive individuals to tenofovir-emtricitabine ( TDF/FTC) or abacavir-lamivudine (ABC/3TC) combined with efavirenz (EFV) or. This article reviews some of the differences in initial therapies for HIV infection. ACTG Shows Abacavir/lamivudine and Tenofovir/emtricitabine Provide Similar HIV Suppression at Low Viral Loads.

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Patterns of viral load changes in the early viral load substudy mirrored the patterns observed in the overall study.

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Early virologic response to abacavir/lamivudine and tenofovir/emtricitabine during ACTG A5202

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All Rights Reserved TheBody: Author information Copyright and License information Disclaimer. There were some significant differences in time to adverse events and regimen changes. Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes Sep; 55 1: Will Be Any Better? Find out the answers in this section. TheBody is designed for educational purposes only and is not engaged in rendering medical advice or professional services.


You can also view a webcast and slides of this session on the official conference website. The study enrolled between and and completed follow-up in with a median length of follow-up of weeks. A range of interactive tools to support people living with HIV to get involved in decisions about their treatment and care.

First-line ART – ACTG A Study

Approval was obtained from each participating sites’ institutional review board for the main study and the substudy. Eric Daar noted that many of these were abacavir hypersensitivity reactions [HSR], as HLA screening was not in standard practice at the time. The chronic phase of untreated HIV infection is characterized by viral replication resulting in a dynamic equilibrium between viral production and clearance, with approximately one-half of the circulating virus replaced daily with newly produced avtg.

Support Center Support Center. Daar Act et al. It may have been superseded by more recent developments. Both regimens seemed equally effective. In the overall ACTG A study population, the relationship between change in viral catg from entry to week 4 and time to virologic failure was evaluated with univariate and multivariable Cox proportional hazards models. Behind the 520 at European Testing Week. Mental and emotional health and wellbeing Nutrition Exercise Alcohol Smoking Complementary therapies Vaccinations and immunisations Sleep.

However, when a regimen failed, users of atazanavir-ritonavir were less likely than efavirenz users to develop resistance to nukes. Treatment guidelines Starting treatment Side-effects Adherence Drug interactions and pharmacokinetics Treatment for women Resistance Changing treatment Treatment interruptions Treatment-experienced people New and experimental HIV treatments Long-acting HIV treatment Treatment simplification strategies Outcomes and prognosis The search for a cure Bad science and bogus treatments.


If you have or suspect you may have a health problem, consult your health care provider. In this protocol-specified secondary analysis of ACTG A and its viral load substudy, we found no significant difference in early viral load change between the NRTI arms, including in the high 2502 load stratum.

CollierMD, 5 Margaret A. The Data Safety Monitoring Board DSMB overseeing the study recommended that the nuke portions of the study be unblinded and participants then had the option of continuing to take their assigned nukes or changing them. We found a smaller week 4 virologic response was associated with an increased risk for subsequent virologic failure.

Conclusions — Comparing Atazanavir and Efavirenz Here are some of the conclusions that the ACTG team arrived at when comparing atazanavir-ritonavir to efavirenz:

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