5 years ago

Brief Report: High Need to Switch cART or Comedication With the Initiation of DAAs in Elderly HIV/HCV-Coinfected Patients

Rijnders, Bart, Smit, Colette, Arends, Joop E., Dofferiiof, Anton S. M., Brinkman, Kees, Burger, David M., T. M. M. de Kanter, Clara, Reiss, Peter, van der Valk, Marc, Smolders, Elise J.
imageBackground: To describe the use of nonantiretroviral comedication and combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) in patients coinfected with HIV/hepatitis C virus (HCV) and to predict the potential for drug–drug interactions (DDIs) with direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) against HCV. Methods: This is a retrospective, cross-sectional study, using the Dutch, nationwide ATHENA observational HIV cohort database. All patients with a known HIV/HCV coinfection on January 1, 2015, were included. Comedication and cART registered in the database were listed. The potential for DDIs between DAAs and comedication/cART were predicted using http://hep-druginteractions.org . DDIs were categorized as: (1) no clinically relevant DDI; (2) possible DDI; (3) contraindication; or (4) no information available. Results: We included 777 patients of whom 488 (63%) used nonantiretroviral comedication. At risk for a category 2/3 DDI with nonantiretroviral comedications were 299 patients (38%). Most DDIs were predicted with paritaprevir/ritonavir, ombitasvir ± dasabuvir (47% of the drugs) and least with grazoprevir/elbasvir (11% of the drugs). Concerning cART, daclatasvir/sofosbuvir is the most favorable combination as no cART is contraindicated with this combination. In genotype 1/4 patients, grazoprevir/elbasvir is least favorable as 75% of the patients must alter their cART. Conclusions: This study showed that comedication use in the aging HIV/HCV population is frequent and diverse. There is a high potential for DDIs between DAAs and comedication/cART.
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