This led to the assumption that the lymphadenopathy syndrome and the observed cellular immune defects may have been precursors to AIDS and that a transmission of the AIDS causative agent via blood products was probable order tadacip 20 mg mastercard. Subsequently numerous studies on altered states of cellular immunity among hemo- philiac patients were published cheap 20 mg tadacip fast delivery. The main finding was a reduced CD4/CD8 ratio, the result of a relative and/or absolute decrease of CD4 lymphocyte counts together with elevated CD8 T cell counts. Only those patients who had been treated with small amounts of blood-clotting factors or where blood-clotting factors had been derived from small donor pools showed normal lymphocyte subpopulations (Luban 1983, Rasi 1984). The altered immunological findings among hemophiliacs were discussed heatedly. In part they were attributed to a chronic antigen exposure due to the blood-clotting factor substitution. Other groups considered this hypothesis unlikely, given the fact that, prior to the advent of AIDS, no enhanced risk for infections was observed among hemophiliacs compared to other populations (except for viral infections, in partic- ular hepatitis B and non-A-non-B-hepatitis via receipt of blood products). Overall, at that time no indication was seen to call into question the concept of blood-clot- ting substitution therapy among hemophiliacs (Anonymous 1983, Goldsmith 1983). As an alternative explanation of AIDS, particularly among the transmission group of men who have sex with men, coinfection with human cytomegalovirus, use of injection drugs, inhalation of amyl nitrate (poppers) and exposure to foreign pro- teins (spermatozoa) were discussed (Essex 1997). In 1983 different working groups raised the hypothesis that a variant of the T-lym- photropic retrovirus (HTLV-I), which had been discovered in 1980 by Gallo and colleagues, could be the causative agent of AIDS (Essex 1983, Gallo 1983). At that time HTLV-I was the only known virus with the potential to infect human CD4-positive T lymphocytes (Poiesz 1980). In addition, HTLV-I shared the same transmission routes with the potential AIDS agent, i. First experiments to isolate virus related to HTLV-I or -II were only partially suc- cessful. Though cross-reactive antibodies with HTLV-related genome sequences were found in a small subset of AIDS patients, the overall assay reactivity was weak and suggested a coinfection with HTLV. The observations led to the assumption of a genetically more distant virus, one with weaker assay reactivity, as a putative etiologic agent. Indeed only a short time later, HTLV-III, later renamed Human Immuno- deficiency Virus type I (HIV-1), was discovered as the causative agent of AIDS (Barré- 4 The Basics Sinoussi 1983, Popovic 1984). In 2008 the French research group of Luc Montagnier and Francoise Barré-Sinoussi received the Nobel Prize in Medicine for their discov- ery of HIV-1. Transmission routes The main transmission routes of HIV are 1. Among these are transmissions due to transfusion of blood or blood products in countries where blood donations are not routinely screened for HIV. Extremely rare are transmissions due to contact with HIV+ blood through open wounds or mucosa, or transmission of HIV after a bite (Bartholomew 2008). Three cases were reported where mothers infected their newborns probably via pre-chewed food (Gaur 2008). These transmission routes however are of a casuistic nature. Large case registries, in particular from the CDC, which have investigated other transmis- sion routes of HIV, clearly show that daily contacts of everyday life, such as the shared use of toilets or drinking from the same glass, cannot transmit HIV. Case registries in the health care setting, which analyze contact via saliva, urine, or infectious blood with intact skin, did not find a single transmission of HIV (Henderson 1990). Potentially favorable factors and risks Sex The most important transmission route for HIV is sexual contact. The prerequisite for sexual transmission is direct exchange of infectious body secretions / fluids. The highest viral concentrations are found in blood and seminal fluid. A study investi- gating heterosexual transmission of HIV in female partners of HIV+ hemophiliacs in Bonn found an HIV seroconversion rate of 10% (Rockstroh 1995). The risk for sexual transmission was significantly higher if the HIV+ partner suffered from advanced immunodeficiency or an advanced clinical stage of HIV infection. It is important to note that a precise calculation of transmission risk of one individual exposure is not possible. Various environmental factors have an influence on the actual transmission risk, such as specific sexual practices, concurrent sexually trans- mitted diseases, skin lesions, circumcision and mucosal trauma, that are difficult to take into account. The average transmission risks according to different sexual prac- tices are shown in Table 1.

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Fluvastatin / Pravastatin 3 Statin levels severely increased, avoid these combinations! Comment: All statins should be started low-dose if combined with PIs! Drug-Drug Interactions 673 Anti-addictive drugs NRTIs/NNRTIs 3TC ABC FTC TDF AZT EFV ETV NVP RPV Buprenorphine K1 KK+ Naloxone K Methadone + K2 K3 K2 + K2 + 1 Buprenorphine ↓, increase dose if necessary 2 Methadone ↓, increase dose if necessary 3 AZT ↑, relevance unclear PIs/EIs/INSTIs ATV DRV FPV LPV SQV TPV MVC STB DTG RAL Buprenorphine K1 +3 KKKK+ + + + Naloxone + + + + + + + + + + Methadone K2 K2 K2 K2 +2 +2 + + + + 1 Buprenorphine ↑-↑↑, reduce dose if necessary 2 Methadone (↓), adjust dose if necessary 3 Buprenorphine ↓, adjust dose if necessary Antiviral drugs There are no known relevant interactions between PIs/NNRTIs and antiviral drugs. Little data exists on interactions with CCR5 inhibitors or integrase inhibitors. NRTIs/NNRTIs 3TC ABC FTC TDF AZT EFV ETV NVP RPV Aciclovir K1 +2 Adefovir KL1 Cidofovir K + KK K1 Daclatasvir KKK+ Entecavir5 Famciclovir K Foscarnet K + KK K1 2 Ganciclovir LKLKK1 2 Ledipasvir/ K + K Sofosbuvir Oseltamivir Ribavirin KK4 L2 Simeprevir L3 L3 L3 + Sofosbuvir Valaciclovir K1 Valganciclovir KKKKK2 Zanamivir 1 Caveat: Nephrotoxicity, increased levels through tubular secretion 2 Hematotoxicity increased 3 Simeprevir decreased in these combinations, choose alternative regimen 4 Possible antagonism (controversial) 5 Caveat: Possible resistance (M184V), sparse data on combination with HIV-NRTIs 674 Drugs PIs/EIs/INSTIs ATV DRV FPV LPV SQV TPV MVC STB DTG RAL Aciclovir K Adefovir L Cidofovir K Daclatasvir K + K + KK+ K Entecavir5 Famciclovir Foscarnet K Ganciclovir K Ledipasvir/ L + K Sofosbuvir Oseltamivir Ribavirin K1 Simeprevir K2 K2 K2 K2 K2 K2 + K2 Sofosbuvir L Valacyclovir K + K Valgancyclovir KK+ K Zanamivir 1Increased hyperbilirubinemia / jaundice 2 Altered simeprevir concentration with boosted PI/r or cobicistat, avoid these combinations Drug-Drug Interactions 675 Others In the following additional drugs are listed in alphabetical order, which are of interest for HIV clinicians. This group does not represent single categories of drugs. NRTIs/NNRTIs 3TC ABC FTC TDF AZT EFV ETV NVP RPV Alendronic acid KKKKKKKKK Allopurinole Ambrisentan KKKK Bosentan 1 KKKK2 Budesonide Cholecalciferol Clopidogrel KKK + Dabigatran KKK + Dexamethason KKK4 Ibandronaic acid K Iloprost K Pamidronic acid K Raloxifene K Prasugrel Phenprocoumon KKKKKKKK3 + Prednisone KKK + Rivaroxaban KKK + Sitaxsentan K Strontium K Theophylline KKKKK K Ticagrelor KKK + Torasemide KKK + Warfarin KKK + 1 Caveat: Hematotoxicity 2 Caveat: Hepatotoxicity 3 Phenprocoumon can be ↑ 4 RPV decreased 676 Drugs PIs/EIs/INSTIs ATV DRV FPV LPV SQV TPV MVC STB DTG RAL Alendronat KK + Allopurinol Ambrisentan Bosentan1 K2 KKKKKKK Budesonide KKKKKK + K Cholecalciferol Clopidogrel KKKKKK + K Dagibatran KKKKKK + K Dexamethasone KKKKKK + K Ibandronat Iloprost Pamidronat Phenprocoumon KKKKKKKK + K Prasugrel Prednisone KKKKKK + K Raloxifen Rivaroxaban3 KKKKKK + K Sitaxentan KK K + K Strontium Theophylline KK + K + K Ticagrelor4 KKKKKK + K Torasemide KKKKKKKK Warfarin KKKKKK + K 1 Because of an FDA warning bosentan needs to be dose adjusted if combined with a PI 2 Bosentan is contraindicated in combination with unboosted ATV 3 Combination with PI, or cobicistat increases rivaroxaban substanvcially. Pocket guide to pharmacokinetic interaction profiles of ritonavir boosted PIs; October 2008, Boehringer Ingelheim Pocket guide to pharmacokinetic interaction profiles of ritonavir boosted PIs; October 2008, Boehringer Ingelheim https://aidsinfo. Drug Profiles CHRISTIAN HOFFMANN 3TC (lamivudine) Manufacturer: ViiV Healthcare. Indications and trade names: HIV infection, for both naïve and pretreated patients. The lower dosage of 3TC which is approved for Hepatitis B (Zeffix) is not recom- mended. Children receive 4 mg/kg with a maximum of 150 mg BID. Dose adjustment is required with reduced creatinine clearance. Clearance (ml/min) Initial Dose Maintenance dosage 30–49 150 mg (15 ml) 150 mg (15 ml) QD 15–29 150 mg (15 ml) 100 mg (10 ml) QD 5–14 150 mg (15 ml) 50 mg (5 ml) QD <5 50 mg (5 ml) 25 mg (2. Fatigue, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, insomnia and myalgia are usually due to the other drugs in the combination (see AZT and ABC). Polyneuropathy, pancreatitis, anemia and lactic acidosis are rare. Comments: well-tolerated, often-prescribed NRTI, available in different dosages and fixed-dose combinations. Resistance to 3TC develops quickly but impairs viral fitness. For detailed information see page: 74 Abacavir (ABC) Manufacturer: ViiV Healthcare. Indication and trade names: HIV infection, as component of a combination ART for both naïve and pretreated patients. Abacavir is a component of the following: • Ziagen film-coated tablets, 300 mg ABC. Oral solution, 20 mg per ml • Kivexa (US: Epzicom) film-coated tablets, 600 mg ABC+300 mg 3TC • Trizivir film-coated tablets, 300 mg ABC+150 mg 3TC+300 mg AZT • Triumeq film-coated tablets, 600 mg ABC+300 mg 3TC+50 mg dolutegravir Dosage: 300 mg BID or 600 mg QD, with or without food. Although mainly metabolized by the liver, abacavir should be avoided in patients with severe renal insufficiency (GFR <20 ml). Pruritus and rash are common, but may also be absent. 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