Efficacy and safety of once-daily ritonavir-boosted darunavir and abacavir/lamivudine for treatment-naïve patients: a pilot study

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The efficacy and safety of once-daily darunavir/ritonavir and fixed-dose abacavir/lamivudine was examined in 22 treatment-naïve patients with HIV-1 infection. Three patients discontinued antiretroviral therapy due to mild adverse events. Among 18 patients who continued therapy, 66.7% had viral load less than 50 copies/ml at week 48. Only two patients experienced virologic failure with the emergence of resistant virus. This pilot study demonstrated the viral efficacy and safety of darunavir/ritonavir and abacavir/lamivudine.

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