Objectives: To describe use of treatment for chronic hepatitis C virus ( HCV) infection in HIV/HCV co-infected children and young people living in Europe and to evaluate treatment outcomes. Methods: HCV treatment data on children and young people aged < 25 years with HIV/HCV co-infection were collected in a cohort collaboration of 11 European paediatric HIV cohorts. Factors associated with receipt of HCV treatment and with sustained virological response 24 weeks after treatment completion (SVR24) were explored. Results: Of 229 HIV/HCV co-infected patients, 22% had a history of AIDS and of 55 who were treated for HCV, 47 (85%) were receiving combined antiretroviral therapy. The overall HCV treatment rate was 24% (n=55) but it varied substantially between countries, with the highest rate being in Russia at 61% (30/49). Other factors associated with treatment receipt were older age [adjusted odds ratio (AOR) 5.24, 95% confidence interval (CI) 1.9-14.4, for 18-24-year-olds vs 11-17year-olds, P=0.001] and advanced fibrosis (AOR 5.5, 95% CI 1.3-23.7; for =9.6 vs =7.2 kPa, P=0.02). Of 50 patients with known treatment outcomes, 50% attained SVR24. Of these, 16 (80%) had genotype (GT) 2,3 and 8 (29%) had GT 1,4 (P< 0.001). After adjusting for genotype (GT 1,4 vs GT 2,3), females (P=0.003), patients with non-vertical HCV acquisition (P=0.002) and those with shorter duration of HCV (P=0.009) were more likely to have successful treatment outcomes. Conclusion: Only half of the HIV/HCV co-infected youth achieved an HCV cure. HCV treatment success appears to be lower in the context of HIV co-infection than in HCV mono-infection, underscoring the urgent need to speed up approvals of new direct-acting antiviral combinations in children.
HCV treatment in children and young adults with HIV/HCV co-infection in Europe / A. Turkova, V. Giacomet, T. Goetghebuer, M. Miloenko, L.A. Nicolini, A. Noguera-Julian, P. Rojo, A. Volokha, G. Indolfi, C. Giaquinto, C. Thorne. - In: JOURNAL OF VIRUS ERADICATION. - ISSN 2055-6640. - 1:3(2015 Jul 01), pp. 179-184.
|Titolo:||HCV treatment in children and young adults with HIV/HCV co-infection in Europe|
|Parole Chiave:||HCV/HIV co-infection; pegylated interferon; ribavirin; children; young people|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/38 - Pediatria Generale e Specialistica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1-lug-2015|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|