Viral Decay Rates are Similar in HIV-infected Patients with and without TB Coinfection during Treatment with an Efavirenz-based Regimen

Lartey, Margaret; Sagoe, Kwamena W.; Hongmei Yang; Kenu, Ernest; Xexemeku, Fafa; Oliver-Commey, Joseph; Boima, Vincent; Seshie, Markafui; Sagoe, Augustine; Mingle, Julius A. A.; Flanigan, Timothy P.; Hulin Wu; Kwara, Awewura
February 2011
Clinical Infectious Diseases;2/15/2011, Vol. 52 Issue 4, p547
Academic Journal
Viral decay rates during efavirenz-based therapy were compared between human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients without tuberculosis (n = 40) and those with tuberculosis coinfection who were receiving concurrent antituberculous therapy (n = 34). Phase I and II viral decay rates were similar in the 2 groups (P > .05). Overall, concurrent antituberculous therapy did not reduce the efficacy of the HIV treatment.


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