Similar neurocognitive outcomes after 48 weeks in HIV-1-infected participants randomized to continue tenofovir/emtricitabine plus atazanavir/ritonavir or simplify to abacavir/lamivudine plus atazanavir
Kevin Robertson, Paul Maruff, Lisa L Ross, David Wohl, Catherine B Small, Howard Edelstein, Mark S Shaefer
Journal of NeuroVirology | SPRINGER | Published : 2019
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-associated neurocognitive disorders can persist in many patients despite achieving viral suppression while on antiretroviral therapy (ART). Neurocognitive function over 48 weeks was evaluated using a Cogstate test battery assessing psychomotor function, attention, learning, and working memory in 293 HIV-1-infected, ART-experienced, and virologically suppressed adults. The ASSURE study randomized participants 1:2 to remain on tenofovir/emtricitabine (TDF/FTC) and ritonavir-boosted atazanavir (ATV/r) or simplify to abacavir/lamivudine + atazanavir (ABC/3TC + ATV). Neurocognitive z-scores were computed using demographically adjusted normative data and were cla..View full abstract
The study was funded by ViiV Healthcare. The sponsor developed the study design with input from prospective investigators.