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Antiviral efficacy and resistance in patients on antiretroviral therapy in Kigali, Rwanda: the real-life situation in 2002

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Show simple item record Fischer, A. en_US Karasi, J. C. en_US Kibibi, D. en_US Omes, C. en_US Lambert, C. en_US Uwayitu, A. en_US Hemmer, R. en_US Van den Ende, J. en_US Schmit, J. C. en_US Arendt, V. en_US 2007-12-06T14:38:38Z 2007-12-06T14:38:38Z 2006 en_US
dc.identifier.other ITG-C8A en_US
dc.identifier.other CLINIC en_US
dc.identifier.other U-TROPIC en_US
dc.identifier.other JIF en_US
dc.identifier.other ABSTRACT en_US
dc.description The definitive version is available at en_US
dc.description.abstract Our study aimed to complete the published data on ARV therapy in Africa by describing the baseline situation in Rwanda before the launch of a large ARV programme (ESTHER). Prescription habits, frequency and reasons for treatment interruptions but also antiviral efficay, resistance to ARVs and genotypic variability of the viruses present in Rwanda were analysed. Among the 233 patients included in the study, it appeared that a vast majority (91%) were under triple therapy and that half of them had experienced at least one treatment interruption caused mainly by drug shortage or financial difficulties. Among 60 blood samples analysed, 26 were in virological failure with a viral load above 1000 RNA copies/ml and 11 presented major drug resistance mutations. Finally, virological failure could mainly be explained by the high frequency of treatment interruptions but also by the emergence of drug resistance mutations. Consequently the major objective for the ESTHER programme to improve the situation in Rwanda will be to reduce the drug shortage and facilitate the financial accessibility of the treatments. en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.publisher Blackwell Publishing en_US
dc.subject Viral diseases en_US
dc.subject HIV en_US
dc.subject AIDS en_US
dc.subject Antiretrovirals en_US
dc.subject Treatment outcome en_US
dc.subject Genotypes en_US
dc.subject Compliance en_US
dc.subject Drug availability en_US
dc.subject Affordability en_US
dc.subject Drug resistance en_US
dc.subject Mutations en_US
dc.subject Rwanda en_US
dc.subject Africa, Central en_US
dc.title Antiviral efficacy and resistance in patients on antiretroviral therapy in Kigali, Rwanda: the real-life situation in 2002 en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.citation.issue 1 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle HIV Medicine en_US
dc.citation.volume 7 en_US
dc.citation.pages 64-66 en_US Oxford en_US
dc.citation.jabbreviation HIV Med en_US

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