Abstract The role of mutations in protease (PR) and reverse-transcriptase (RT) of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in predicting virologic failure was assessed in 248 antiretroviral-naive HIV-positive patients who began a PR inhibitor-containing antiretroviral regimen. Genotypic testing was performed on plasma samples stored before the start of therapy. Twenty-seven patients (10.9%) had mutations in the RT, 5 (2%) carried primary mutations in the PR, and 131 (52.8%) showed only secondary PR mutations. Virologic failure at week 24 occurred in 62 (25.0%) of 248 patients. There was a statistically significant correlation between virologic failure and the number of PR mutations (P= .04, chi(2) test). Mutations at codons 10 and 36 of PR (present in 39.3% and 40.0% of patients in whom treatment failed, respectively) were identified by stepwise logistic regression as the strongest predictors of virologic failure (odds ratio, 2.20; 95% confidence interval, 1.30-3.75; P= .004). If confirmed in independent studies, this result may justify the increased use of HIV genotyping in drug-naive patients requiring antiretroviral therapy.
Secondary mutations in the protease region are predictors of virologival failure in antiretroviral-naive patients treated with protease inhibitors-containing HAART regimens. / C.F. Perno, A. d’Arminio Monforte, C. Balotta, A. Cozzi Lepri, F. Forbici, M. Violin, A. Bertoli, G. Facchi, P. Pezzotti, G.P. Cadeo, G. Tositti, S. Pasquinucci, S. Pauluzzi, A. Scalzini, B. Salassa, A. Vincenti, A.N. Phillips, F. Dianzani, A. Appice, G. Angarano, L. Monno, G. Ippolito, M.M.F.T.I.C.O.N.A. Study Group. - In: THE JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES. - ISSN 0022-1899. - 184:8(2001 Oct 15), pp. 983-991.
|Titolo:||Secondary mutations in the protease region are predictors of virologival failure in antiretroviral-naive patients treated with protease inhibitors-containing HAART regimens.|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/17 - Malattie Infettive|
|Data di pubblicazione:||15-ott-2001|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/323604|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|