5 years ago

Brief Report: Should Abacavir Be a First-Line Alternative for Adults With HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa?

Haberer, Jessica E., Hunt, Peter W., Bangsberg, David R., Gao, Xiaojiang, Lee, Guinevere Q., Martin, Jeffrey N., McCluskey, Suzanne, Siedner, Mark J., Harrigan, P. Richard, Boum, Yap II
imageAbstract: Despite a poor toxicity profile, zidovudine supersedes abacavir (ABC) as an alternative first-line agent in most international treatment guidelines because of concerns about HLA-B*57:01-related ABC-hypersensitivity. We detected one case of HLA-B*57:01 carriage among 513 HIV-infected individuals in Uganda, which, in combination with previous reports, supports the safety of ABC in the region.
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