Advertisement
Advertisement

Read Now: News and Research From ICAAC 2014

Dolutegravir Indicates Superiority Compared to Efavirenz in Treatment-Naive Patients: Top-Line Results Only

July/August 2012

Just prior to IAS conference in Washington, a press release from Shionogi-ViiV outlined top-line results from a phase III indicating that the investigational integrase inhibitor had produced superior results compared to efavirenz.

Although not seen as a helpful way to review new clinical data, once primary endpoint results are available, trading laws in the U.S. and some other countries mandate that they are released publically, in the interest of transparency.

The press release included results from the SINGLE study, specifically that a dolutegravir-basred combination demonstrated superiority compared to Atripla in treatment naive patients. This was based on viral suppression at 48 weeks of 88% vs. 81% (difference 7.4%; 95%CI: +2.5% to +12.3%, p=0.003).

This difference was driven by a lower rate of discontinuations due to side effects in the dolutegrvir arm (2% vs. 10%).

Further details are needed when the study is presented or published before any further comment is warranted.

Source: Shionogi-ViiV Healthcare press release. Shionogi-ViiV Healthcare announces positive initial data from phase III study of dolutegravir-based regimen vs Atripla in HIV (11 July 2012).




This article was provided by HIV i-Base. It is a part of the publication HIV Treatment Bulletin. Visit HIV i-Base's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
 

No comments have been made.
 

Add Your Comment:
(Please note: Your name and comment will be public, and may even show up in
Internet search results. Be careful when providing personal information! Before
adding your comment, please read TheBody.com's Comment Policy.)

Your Name:


Your Location:

(ex: San Francisco, CA)

Your Comment:

Characters remaining:

Advertisement