Factors Affecting Virological Outcome When First-Line Antiretroviral Therapy Is Reintroduced After Unplanned Interruption

Suzy Maria, Evy Yunihastuti, Siti Rizny F. Saldi, Zubairi Djoerban

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Abstract

There is no guideline concerning choice of antiretroviral therapy (ART) for HIV-infected patients after unplanned interruption. We conducted a retrospective cohort study of HIV-infected patients reintroduced to first-line ART after having unplanned interruption for at least 1 month. Viral load was evaluated at 6 to 18 months after the reintroduction. There were 100 patients included in our study, and 55 of them achieved virological success. History of single interruption (adjusted odds ratio [aOR] 5.51%, 95% confidence interval [CI] 1.82-16.68, P =.003) and CD4 count ≥200 cell/mm3 at the time of reintroduction (aOR 4.33, 95% CI 1.14-16.39, P =.031) increased likelihood to achieve virological success.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care
Volume19
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2020

Keywords

  • ART reintroduction
  • unplanned interruption
  • virological success

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