Systematic review of the efficacy and safety of interferon-free therapies for chronic hepatitis C in patients coinfected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus

Vinicius Lins Ferreira Regiellen Cristina Pedrozo Fernando Rodrigues Góis Roberto Pontarolo About the authors

ABSTRACT

The aim of this study was to conduct a systematic review to evaluate the efficacy and safety of interferon-free therapies for hepatitis C in patients coinfected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus. In all, 10 clinical trials were included in a total of 1.626 patients coinfected with Hepatitis C Virus/Human Immunodeficiency Virus, mostly, carriers of genotype 1, and treated mainly for 12 or 24 weeks. Patients presented rates of approximately 91% for efficacy outcomes, while discontinuations due to adverse events were less than 3%. In this way, interferon-free therapies appear as a good option for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C in the group of patients coinfected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus.

KEYWORDS
Hepatitis C; HIV; Drug therapy; Review

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