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  6th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis
Treatment and Prevention
July 17-20, 2011, Rome
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Long-term safety of once-daily darunavir/ritonavir versus lopinavir/ritonavir in HIV-1-infected treatment-naïve patients in ARTEMIS
  Reported by Jules Levin
6th IAS Rome July 17-20 2011
Nathan Clumeck,1 Ben J Barnett,2 Prudence Ive,3 Annemie Hendrickx,4 Magda Opsomer,4 Tom Van de Casteele,4 Frank Tomaka5 1Saint-Pierre University Hospital, Brussels, Belgium; 2Harris County Hospital District, Houston, Texas, USA; 3Helen Joseph Hospital, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; 4Tibotec BVBA, Beerse, Belgium; 6Tibotec Inc., Titusville, NJ, USA
· At Week 192, no new clinically relevant safety concerns were identified compared to the Week 48 and 96 findings from ARTEMIS.1,8
· DRV/r was associated with significantly fewer discontinuations due to AEs, a lower incidence of grade 2-4 treatment-related diarrhoea, and fewer grade 2-4 increases in triglycerides and total cholesterol than LPV/r.
· This final 192-week analysis demonstrates the long-term favourable safety and tolerability profile of once-daily DRV/r 800/100mg in treatment-naïve HIV-1-infected adults.







Figure 3. Change in mean lipid levels from baseline to Week 192 for a. triglycerides; b. total cholesterol; c. calculated LDL and d. HDL.





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