EASL 2015: Daclatasvir-sofosbuvir treatment highly effective in patients with HCV and HIV co-infection

Phase III results revealed today at The International Liver Congress™ 2015 show that once-daily treatment with daclatasvir (DCV) plus sofosbuvir (SOF) resulted in an overall 97% sustained virologic response (SVR) at 12 weeks post-treatment in patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) and HIV co-infection, including cirrhotic patients.

HIV co-infection more than triples the risk of hepatitis C-related liver disease, liver failure and liver-related death. Co-infection can also complicate the management of HIV infection.

In the ALLY-2 randomised, open-label study, the combination of DCV+SOF was well tolerated and effective across the four different genotypes. Importantly, due to their limited pharmacokinetic interactions with other agents, DCV+SOF was able to work effectively across a broad range of concomitant combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) regimens without compromising HIV virologic control (98% of patients were on cART).

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